Learning how to analyze data

The grad student in my lab taught me how to analyze the dissociation of dimers more closely and reasons for our specific experiment. After tuning, I try to adjust the collision energy in order to find certain peaks at a higher ion count. I learned that when I see homodimers form, then the solution at question is dimerizing. I also learned that fragmentation is essential as the solution breaks up, all the fragments should add up to the original compound. Also, if we chose to analyze only two of the fragments, then we would have to look at those two fragments for each dimer. Furthermore, she informed me that compounds that form intramolecular hydrogen bonded rings are satisfied as they are so they do not like to form dimers.