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Re: [xml-dev] Designing an experiment to gather evidence on approachesto designing web services

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...


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