11.1 Random and systematic errors (SL)
Mike Sugiyama Jones
Published at : 26 Dec 2020
Experimental design and procedure usually lead to systematic errors in measurement, which cause a deviation in a particular direction.
Repeat trials and measurements will reduce random errors but not systematic errors.
Applications and skills:
Distinction between random errors and systematic errors.
Discussion of systematic errors in all experimental work, their impact on the results and how they can be reduced.