Ethics of Data
Jane is making electrical measurements in a physics laboratory. She is a
good student and is confident that she has set up the circuit properly. When
she tries to do the required calculations to verify the formulas in her
physics book she finds that the data she took appears to be incorrect.
She suspects that one of the electrical components she was given is not
working properly. Her teacher, Mr. Grim, is busy helping some of the weaker
students so Jane decides not to report the problem. Instead she does the
mathematical calculations to determine what a correct set of data would be
and simply changes the data to match the calculations.