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.