The results of the methods experiment can be quantified through observations of the similarities and differences of the original figure (Figure 1) and its replicated one (Figure 2) from another student following the written methods. Some obvious similarities of the experiment and figures included the color, font, font size, and position of the labels in the lower left corner of each image in Figure 1 and Figure 2. Yet, though they labels were located in the same corners, the positions were not exactly identical because Figure 2 had its labels right on the edge of each image, and Figure 1 did not.
The order of the labelled images was similar in both Figure 1 and Figure 2 in a clockwise direction starting from the lower-left corner with Panel A. They both included Panel A in the lower left corner, Panel B above that in the left upper corner, Panel C beside that in the right upper corner, and below that Panel D in the lower right corner. Yet, it is important to note that the labels of Figure 1 and Figure 2 were not consistent with each image. In Figure 1, the image of the map is Panel C, while in Figure 2 the image of the map is Panel D.
Furthermore, in Figure 1 and 2, there were blank rectangles in the center of the figures that were the same size, yet not the same color. Figure 1 had a rectangle that was white and Figure 2 had a rectangle that was gray.
The differences in Panel A from Figure 1 and Figure include six important observations. Panel A in Figure 1 had some blank space in the upper right corner and the moss only took up half of the size of the image. In Panel A for Figure 2, the moss took up the whole image. Additionally, the labels in Panel A were different in each figure. Figure 1 had labels of “Sporophyte” and “Gametophyte” in red font, while Figure 2 had them with a red background and black font. The font size as well as font type of the labels on Panel A were also different. Panel A in Figure 1 included a larger font size while Figure 2 include one smaller. Panel A in Figure 2 also included black arrows that were thicker and shorter, while Figure 1 had red arrows that were thinner and longer. The quality of Panel A in Figure 2 was also grainier, darker green and more saturation, and more out of focus than the other figure. Figure 2 also included white features on the left of Panel A, while Figure 1 did not.
Panel B from Figure 1 and 2 depicted the same plant, yet had a variety of differences. There are five brown stems located in the Panel B Figure 2, while there are three in Figure 1. Figure 1 also had a label of the plant that takes up more space and has larger lettering than Figure 2’s and is oritenteated different. Figure 2 features a white pot in the Panel B, while Figure 1 does not. Figure 1 also had lighter green moss featured in Panel B than the darker green in Figure 2 - varying saturations.
Panel C on Figure 1 had an image that is in grayscale - just of features that are white and gray. They also were 2-dimensional features of the location of the conservatory the moss was found. There was also a label of the “Durfee Conservatory” and pin drop in red of the location’s label. The street, Thatcher Road, was also featured in Panel C, Figure 1 to give context of the location. In order to compare maps, Panel C, Figure 1 and Panel D, Figure 2 were compared. Panel D on Figure 2 was three-dimensional and colored with greens. There were no labels on the map on Figure 2.
Panel C on Figure 2 was not a map of where the moss was, but was a setting image of what plants the Hare’s foot fern with the moss was located in the greenhouse. This matched up with Panel D on Figure 2. In order to compare setting photographs, Panel C on Figure 2 and Panel D on Figure 1 while be compared. Panel C, Figure 2 has is brighter in the lower-left corner than Panel D, Figure 1. Figure 2’s Panel C had features that were wider and more stretched out. Figure 2, Panel C was horizontal in contrast to Figure 1, Panel D that was vertical. Also, the white pot of the Hare’s Foot Fern was in the image setting of Panel C, Figure 2, yet was cut-off and not in Panel D, Figure 1.