Identifying Sources of Unavoidable Experimental Error


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Accuracy refers to

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1. If you measure a volume of liquid 5 times, and each time you get the same value but it is off from the 'true' value by 10 ml, these measurements would be considered

2. Which of the following is considered experimental error?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of unavoidable experimental error. The quiz will also assess your comprehension of concepts like accuracy and systematic error.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Determine what accuracy refers to
  • Understand the relationship of value and measurements
  • Identify experimental error

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about error in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as systematic error and random error
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding imperfect data

Additional Learning

To learn more about identifying sources of unavoidable experimental error, review the lesson called Identifying Sources of Unavoidable Experimental Error. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define experimental error
  • Understand precision
  • Recognize the importance of quality and credibility in terms of scientific data