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.
Data from these and other sources enables lawyers to make data-driven decisions that were previously based on what I call "anecdata."
(275) Empirical and "anecdata" indicating that most cadets identify as cadet first and sex second may support the utilization of this coping strategy at VMI.
"anecdata" is grounded on the strong cultural lineage of the
Gathering "anecdata" about how your library is perceived and discussed can be useful in planning outreach services and connecting directly with patrons.
(32) Even when deliberation occurs in this large group context, it is unlikely to increase social welfare, particularly when media campaigns, peppered with "anecdata," (33) bombard and influence the voters.
(52) Christopher Slobogin, Doubts About Daubert: Psychiatric Anecdata as a Case Study, 57 WASH.
Although Ken and Jewell prove it can be done, they are but one data point--what demographers contemptuously dismiss as "anecdata." But Edin and Kefalas don't really improve on this--their project is anecdata writ large.