error analysis

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error analysis

[′er·ər ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(computer science)
In the solution of a problem on a digital computer, the estimation of the cumulative effect of rounding or truncation errors associated with basic arithmetic operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We need a "dynamic equilibrium" between investigations that teach skills and confirm beliefs and experiments that are open-ended and require student inquiry, risk, research and rigorous error analysis. We also need to challenge all students to push their boundaries regardless of their initial level of confidence, knowledge and ability.
However, a more rigorous error analysis has not been performed.