anecdata

anecdata

An ad hoc portmanteau for anecdotal evidence that is used as data in an attempt to prove a hypothesis.
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Of course, these stories of success are anecdotes, not anecdata, and very often don't reveal the complex netting of social capital that has supported their achievements.
33) Anecdata are "these horror stories over which we try to construct theories about how something is or is not working.
52) Christopher Slobogin, Doubts About Daubert: Psychiatric Anecdata as a Case Study, 57 WASH.