Re: Designing an experiment to gather evidence on approachesto
On 12/29/2011 3:09 PM, Richard Salz wrote: >> I would say the difference between anecdote and evidence is ... > Interesting. But I am still most interested in Roger's definition(s) > since he stated "anecdote is not evidence." > > /r$ > The dictionary definition of anecdote makes it clear that anecdotes are singular, thus lacking in statistical weight. It seems as if that's the main issue here - scientific evidence demands repeatability. I do tend to agree that anecdotes are evidence - just not quantitative evidence. They're still better than lies though, or even damn lies, which I've been told are a sight worse than statistics... -Mike
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