# Data Error

Not what you're looking for?

In the process of acquiring data for research, we sometimes find ourselves facing possibility that field workers may have intentionally introduced error into the data.

(A) Why and how might they have done this?

(B) What can we do to prevent such errors?

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

In the process of acquiring data for research, we sometimes find ourselves facing possibility that field workers may have intentionally introduced error into the data. The solution discusses why and how might they have done this and what can be done to prevent such errors.

##### Solution Preview

a) Intentionally introducing error into research data is classified as Research Misconduct. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)include fabrication and falsification in their definition of research misconduct. Fabrication occurs when data, findings or artefacts are deliberately invented. This commonly occurs in many universities where there is an expectation to publish, otherwise some penalty, including loss of one's job, may occur. This may unethically motivate a researcher to fabricate results to get a paper published. ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Terms and Definitions for Statistics

This quiz covers basic terms and definitions of statistics.

##### Measures of Central Tendency

Tests knowledge of the three main measures of central tendency, including some simple calculation questions.

##### Measures of Central Tendency

This quiz evaluates the students understanding of the measures of central tendency seen in statistics. This quiz is specifically designed to incorporate the measures of central tendency as they relate to psychological research.

##### Know Your Statistical Concepts

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that presents you with a statistical concept and then 4 numbered statements. You must decide which (if any) of the numbered statements is/are true as they relate to the statistical concept.