misinstructed

See: misadvised
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He writes mainly for the well-meaning scientists who would like to analyze their data appropriately but have been misinstructed in statistical technique (or not instructed at all) and therefore risk reporting erroneous results.
Finally, although the court agreed with Sheraton that the jury had been misinstructed on a crucial point regarding liability for punitive damages, it concluded that Sheraton's trial counsel had invited the error and therefore that the court could not overturn the punitive damages on that basis.