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Investigating Types of Errors

Author(s): Scott A. Sinex

Journal: Spreadsheets in Education
ISSN 1448-6156

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: random error | systematic error | discovery learning | interactive Excel spreadsheet

An interactive Excel spreadsheet investigation of random and systematic errors including the effect of curvature on linear models is presented for introductory-level science classes. Students are engaged in higher-order thinking and science process skills as they navigate through the activity.
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