Bias or Experimental Error
Identify a faulty interpretation of data that is due to bias or experimental error SPI 0607.Inq.5
Links verified 8/4/2014
- Biased Sample - also known as: Biased Statistics, Loaded Sample,
Prejudiced Statistics, Prejudiced Sample, Loaded Statistics, Biased Induction,
Biased Generalization (3 good examples at the bottom of the page)
Analysis and Interpretation - Did you know that scientists don't always
agree on what data mean? Different scientists can look at the same set of
data and come up with different explanations for it, and disagreement among
scientists doesn't point to bad science.
Science works: Errors - Explains random and zero errors, parallax,
and anomalous results.
Science works: Reliable evidence and Valid evidence - Explains
the meaning of 'data' and 'evidence', 'reliability' and 'validity', 'secondary'
evidence, with examples for you to discuss.
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