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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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De-emphasizing hard data issues, as well as improving soft skills can be crucial in this process and can result in significant positive effects on your organization.
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