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Posted by: Jane Davidson

Looking for a new buzzword to toss into the conversation next time you are socializing with your favorite evaluators or clients? How about this one:

anecdata (noun). information which is presented as if it is based on serious research but is in fact based on what someone thinks is true

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The Nation says ‘No’ – misrepresentation of a volunteer sample

Results from a self-selected samlple reported as if it really represents national sentiment. Sloppy reporting or a deliberate campaign against a new leader in Australia? . .

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