Quality of Data

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True Value

The real value of a measurement, it is could be measured with no errors at all.

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Precise Data

1. Measurements that give similar values when repeated. The replicates will therefore have a small range.

2. Data measured on sensitive equipment with a suitably fine scale. 

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Reliable Data

Findings that can be repeated.

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Measurements that are close to the true value 

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Valid Data

The best quality data. Data that is precise and reliable and obtained from an unbiased, controlled experiment. It is data which is considered to be accurate.

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Any data or observations that are used to support a particular hypothesis.

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Cannot be used as evidence. However, can be useful to suggest a testable hypothesis.

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