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Accuracy
A measurement result is considered accurate if it is judged to be close to the true value
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Calibration
Marking a scale on a measuring instrument. This involves establishing the relationship between indications of a measuring instrument and standard or reference quantity values, which must be applied
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Data
Information, either quantitive or qualitive, that has been collected
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Measurement error
The difference between a measured value and the true value
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Random error
These cause readings to be spread about the true value, due to results varying in an unpredicted way from one measurement to the next.
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Marking a scale on a measuring instrument. This involves establishing the relationship between indications of a measuring instrument and standard or reference quantity values, which must be applied

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Calibration

Card 3

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Information, either quantitive or qualitive, that has been collected

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Card 4

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The difference between a measured value and the true value

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Card 5

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These cause readings to be spread about the true value, due to results varying in an unpredicted way from one measurement to the next.

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