An art expert inspects a painting
An art expert can spot a fake - but can you tell real from simulated data?

Collecting data 2

How good is simulated data?

You should now have two sets of data for our experiment:

  • A set of ‘real’ data, collected using a spinner.
  • A set of simulated data, generated using a spreadsheet.

For this step, we want you to consider just one simple question:

  • If you did not already know, would you be able to say which set of data was real and which was simulated?

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Teaching Probability

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