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.
The evolution of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (EHA) into the 2004 IDEIA has been instrumental in ensuring that all students, including African Americans, are not misidentified, misassessed, miscategorized, misplaced, and misinstructed.
Supreme Court, where Justice Felix Frankfurter denied Merrill's claim on the grounds: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse; people are expected to know the law even if it appears in an obscure federal publication such as the Federal Register" (even if they are negligently misinstructed by government employees).
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.