Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Anecdotes are not evidence.....

Take a deep breath and then dive in to Jane Galt's dissection of a NY Times article about disparities in health between the rich and poor. Being the NY Times, this article harbors the usual, expected biases; what bothers me, and obviously Ms. Galt, is how anecdotal information is tossed around as real data ---- there are no supporting studies cited for many of the most important assertions made by the author.

The mantra found in the comments section bears repeating: Anecdotes are not evidence.

UPDATE: Thanks to Kitty and Lifelike Pundits for the plug!