Chemistry and Society
Accuracy and precision are used for measurements. The term accuracy means to have the exact value. The term precision means to be comprehensive and exact. The accuracy of a value is the measure of how closely the results agree with a true or accepted value. Precision of a value is the measurement of the reliability of the experiment. The differences are within the definitions, it all depends on what you are looking for within the results of a test for the proper use of these two units of measurements.
Society depends on the accuracy and precision of measurements for products sold by the retail industry, such as a gallon of gasoline, a bushel of corn, or a liter of bottled water. These measurements have to be precise and accurate when it this relates to how farmers sell their products such as wheat, corn, milk, peanuts, and cotton, by weight and or in a bulk sale. Like ...view middle of the document...
If a chef ordered 500 pounds of potatoes because 500 pounds of potatoes will last until the next month and the delivery company only delivers 490 pounds of potatoes, then there might be an issue for the restaurant and recipes that a chef can make. The chef also depends on the accuracy and precision of the proper measurement of each ingredient that is added to the recipe. If the chef is inaccurate on their measurements their efforts could be a waste.
Proper measurements are also important when performing experiments when trying to gather information. An excellent method to use when trying to collect material for research is called the scientific method. The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments. The method is created in six simple steps that include, asking questions, do background research, construct a hypothesis based on our research, test out your hypothesis by doing an experiment, analyze your data and draw a conclusion, and then communicate your results. It is important to do the scientific method in this order because you don’t want to jump to conclusions before having the correct information and have completed the research.
Psychologist relies on the scientific method to gain a better understanding on psychological studies. The goal of psychological studies is to describe, explain, predict and hopefully influence mental processes of behaviors. In order to do this, psychologists utilize the scientific method to conduct research. Most psychologists practice this in four main steps which is, they identify your questions, and then they develop a theory supporting your questions, after they have a developed theory they will test that theory and report on how well their theory operated.
In conclusion, being accurate and precise when doing research using the correct method is beneficial in today’s society to reach a comfortable living for everyone. People in everyday life or in a career can profit from experiments and observations to create advantage knowledge about the matter in which they observed.