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So x-axis will be time, y-axis will be the volume of water in the bucket at time, x. For the first observation, I put a line of best fit which models how the volume of water increases with time. I get the gradient from this. I then plot the next event. I get another gradient. I then plot the third event. I get a third gradient and so fourth.

1) Now here comes an issue. I want to plot the gradient against the event number. This is easily doable. But how would I work out what the error bars would be for each gradient?

Potential Ans. I'm thinking maybe I have to find the standard deviation of the volumes and then get a standard error from this and use that for my error bars?

2) Also, I have plotted an average gradient (its the mean of all the gradients). I want to find the error bar for this. How do I do that?

Potential Ans: I'm thinking just find the standard deviation of the gradients, then compute the standard error. But I'm not sure how the error bars from each individual gradient should be taken into account.

Any advice?