experimental error

Definition

Errors that may occur in the execution of a statistical experiment design. Types of experimental error include human error, or mistakes in data entry; systematic error, or mistakes in the design of the experiment itself; or random error, caused by environmental conditions or other unpredictable factors. Experiment design seeks to minimize experimental error, in order to produce the most accurate data possible.

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  • I thought that it was juvt an experimental error and nothing too big to worry about in the future.

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  • The researcher was concerned that his scientifically significant findings were actually the result of a serious experimental error his student committed.

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  • You may end up making an experimental error and will have to figure out a way to over come this small mistake.

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