LENIENCY ERROR

A systematic error where pieces of data are consistently overly positive. This is usually due to the researchers tendency to be too positive or tolerant or shortcomings in the research.

LENIENCY ERROR: "Imprecise experimentation almost always leads to leniency errors."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LENIENCY ERROR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/leniency-error/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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