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    be vulnerable to common sources of systematic and random error. As discussed by Rubin & Babbie (2016), sources of systematic error in measurement scales originate from biases during data collection in which a pattern emerges indicating a consistent inaccurate portrayal of the concept being measured. A bias response distorts the measurement with answers based on the respondent’s personal opinion or beliefs. There are different biases which can cause systematic errors depending upon the nature of the respondent’s answers. The acquiescent response set bias occurs “when respondents tend to agree or disagree regardless of the content of a questionnaire” (p. 142). An example…

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    of uncertainty and could have affected the outcome significantly and led to inaccuracies in the data as well. Another systematic error is me reading the measurements inaccurately, but I do not think that this error is notable. A random error was me using the same mass six times and getting the different values of 2.0 and 3.0 degrees for flexion, as well the values of 5.0 and 6.0 for a different length. Considering that the line goes through all the error bars though, any random error that may…

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    Measurement Error Essay

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    Sources of Measurement Error Measurement is the process by where we assign value to empirical events, objects or properties, or activities according to a set of rules or standards (Cooper & Schindler, 2014). The goal of measurement is to represent the events, objects, properties, or activities with complete precision and control. Because a researcher does not have complete control, errors do occur. Measurement error is the difference between the research value assigned and the true…

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    Accidents happen, yes. But it keeps re-occuring over the last decades or so. Also the cause of accidents are very similar to each other, mainly due to systematic failures, human errors and such. How come we still fail to learn from the causes to prevent it form happenening again? There are a lot of reasearch that shows how human errors and systematic failures cause accidents. Over the last 40 years or so, the shipping industry has focused on improving ship structures, reliability and safety of…

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    Final Reflection Report

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    at describing and expressing my own feeling and experience. This assignment was a detailed version of my photo essay. The TA feedback from the photo essay guided me to explore extra areas in my scout experience. Despite no peer reviews, TA’s opinion helped me a lot in writing this assignment. I reviewed the essay after the first submission, I have addressed my common errors and change some wordings. At the same time, I deleted some unrelated and redundant information to my experience in…

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    live, they constantly question if life would be different if that mistake never happened. Curiosity is especially evident in “Christmas with Grandfather” and “The Unknown Errors of Our Lives” by Chitra…

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    abide, but thats human nature. We all make mistakes and the only determination of whether or not any disciplinary action takes place is whether or not we get caught. That being said, its not about getting caught or being reprimanded. The only thing that matters is knowing before you make that mistake that what you are about to do is wrong and being able to stop. The saying, “nobody is perfect” really is true. I have been blessed with strong supporters and great guidance throughout my whole…

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    There are several errors in judgment that individuals make on a day to day basis. Everyone is guilty of making these errors regardless of their background, education, and life experiences. The common errors of judgment found in humans that I chose are Snap Judgment, Projection, and Sweeping Generalizations (Bethel University, 2013). Snap Judgment is a common error that I recognize or experience probably most often. An example would be the cop shootings on “innocent citizens”. The media and…

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    Elodea Lab Report

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    The results from the experiment generally show the trials with full light intensity to have produced more oxygen, showing the elodea samples to have photosynthesised more than the lower light intensity trials. Trials 1 and 2 were in water bath 1 with full light intensity, whereas Trials 3 and 4 were in water bath 2, with lower light intensity. Experimental error caused the trials with the lower light intensity to be disrupted, and no data was collected for these trials on Day 8 of the…

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    Jean Valjean

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    Human error is prevalent throughout all of life. Even when presented with the easiest of instructions, humans tend to mess it up. Though many of these mistakes come from failure or misunderstandings, there are other instances in which over-analysis comes into play. In Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables, we are introduced to one such character. This man’s name was Jean Valjean. Although a former convict, Valjean was presented with an opportunity to change his life for the better. Very few…

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