hard data


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hard data

information about a patient that is obtained by observation and measurement, including laboratory data, as opposed to information collected by interview of the patient or others.

hard data

Tangible data–eg, serum levels of an analyte, or number of people in a defined region with a certain disease. See Data. Cf Soft data.
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The 94,500 net new jobs and the strong growth figures in the recently released Queensland State Accounts are further hard data showing our economic plan is working.
Finally, it can be used to explain counsel decisions to senior management and business teams who often cherish hard data.
With the development of return on investment (ROI) calculators that have been based on organizations with accessible hard data, it has become tempting to use those formulas to individualize ROI reports when local hard data is not available.
For there will be hard data and they will be hard to understand For the trivial will trap you and the important escape you For the Committee will be unable to resolve the question For there will be the arts and some will call them soft data whereas in fact they are the hard data by which our lives are lived
At first blush, this solution appeals to many tax advisers, who are more comfortable with hard data than with estimates.
The report provides hard data about the employee communication issues that organizations are struggling with today, as well as stories and examples about the ways a wide variety of organizations are meeting these challenges.
Dear Editor, - In the absence of hard data as to how mobile phone masts affect environmental (and not just human) health, a cautious approach would seem to be wise.
This is the first report where we have hard data saying these are the impacts of these programs," says Chris Trenholm, a senior researcher and project director for the study.
From a comprehensive evaluation of how Vladimir Putin's ascension has changed the course of the nation, to extensive charts and references packed with hard data, to diagrams and detailed walkthroughs of the transformations Russian government has undergone, Between Dictatorship and Democracy offers a crystal-clear picture of Russia's turbulent recent past, their changing present, and the possibilities of the future.
Through stories collected from people like Charles Meadows and Mary Bishop of Roanoke, as well as maps, archival materials and newspaper clippings, Fullilove provides historical context and hard data.
In addition to actual hard data, the X-43 program is a model for other programs to examine in terms of how to form a seamless team with members from different contractors and different NASA research centers.
s sprightly prose ("the advance troops in the battle for truth are always those who take nothing for granted") makes for a really enjoyable foray into the hard data of biblical study.