Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stories and Statistics

Maggie Mahar has a good post over at the Health Beat on why we need both Stories and Statistics.

""Of course, like any physician trained in the past several decades, I too had learned to view the anecdote with the greatest amount of skepticism, if not outright disdain,” Camp acknowledges. “The anecdote, though beguiling in its familiar engagement of our human sensibilities, is, we are all taught, the enemy of objective, dispassionate observation....."

It's a good post and very relavent to the world of blogging where we tend to verbally "shoot from the hip".

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