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April 06, 2011

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Thank u so much. I really appreciate it.

wow

I like using your version of the quotation myself. Thinking about it, I suppose both are valid depending on the context of the discussion.

I think Mr Wolfinger was right. Anecdote, after all has far more wide-ranging applicability as a trustworthy source than data.

I only know that the USA exists on the basis of anecdotal evidence, while political activists make no secret of how they use, obviously skewed, telephone 'polls', in order to form opinions, rather than provide meaningful data. Assumptions, after all, are a key factor in both the sensible collection and the honest use of data.

Wasn't Roger Brinner was the author of "The plural of anecdote is not data"?

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