Flashcards in Scientific Terminology Deck (6)
A result is considered accurate if it is close to the true value
A measurement is repeatable if the person, who is doing the experiment, gains the same results from the same method.
A measurement is reproducible if a different method is used but the same results are produced.
Suitability of the investigative procedure to answer the question being asked. For example, an
investigation to find out if the rate of a chemical reaction depended upon the concentration of
one of the reactants would not be a valid procedure if the temperature of the reactants was
The interval within which the true value can be expected to lie, with a given level of
confidence or probability, eg 'the temperature is 20 °C ± 2 °C, at a level of confidence of 95%'.