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Comment author: JoshuaZ 28 May 2012 08:31:38PM 1 point [-]

In both 10th grade chemistry and AP chem we had some degree of grading based on how close our values were to the correct values. I'm not actually sure this helps that much in practice though because I'm pretty sure that some kids fudged their data.

Comment author: TeMPOraL 13 October 2012 01:11:01AM *  0 points [-]

(exercising necromancy again to raise the thread from the dead)

We had this situation on CS studies in numerical methods class and in metrology class. In both cases, most of the students fudged the data in the reports and/or just plainly copied stuff from what the previous year did.

Comment author: [deleted] 10 August 2013 12:43:02PM 1 point [-]

I'm pretty sure that some kids fudged their data

Well, that means that at least they knew what data they would have expected to get if they had done the experiment right, which takes more understanding than just memorizing the teacher's passwords.