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Limitations - factors that have not been controlled or taken into account in the design of the experiment or procedure. These can be described as design faults and will affect each run and replicate equally throughout the investigation as they are inherent in that apparatus at up.

Error - an error is not a design fault of the procedure but a single or "one off" incident or event (caused by the person carrying out the experiment or faulty apparatus) that makes the data inaccurate.

Accuracy - an assessment of how close the obtained value is to the true value. This can be achieved the calculation of or comment on the % error / commenting on the accuracy for a piece of equipment /or commenting on how close the data is to the line of best…


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