Talk:Anecdotal evidence

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Aside from the completely unnecessary opening sentences, this is entirely about anecdotal evidence. As such, I think it should be moved to "anecdotal evidence". WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 01:28, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

I concur. B♭maj7 (talk) Member of the Kara Duhe fan club since 2010 01:38, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 15:24, 5 November 2013 (UTC)


I think this should be merged with testimonial.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 15:23, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Too medical[edit]

This article focuses almost exclusively on anecdotal evidence in relation to medical matters, but includes nothing about its use in non-medical contexts. I realize this is mostly my fault, but I don't really know how to go about expanding the article.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 09:56, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Possible topics include:
A) Anecdotes relating to the effects of various measures (like gun control or light pollution reduction) on crime levels
B) Global warming anecdotes ("It's freezing outside, the coldest it's been in years! How can the earth possibly be warming up? Idiots.")
C) Relation to stereotypes and prejudices ("All the black people I've known have been violent criminals", "Jews are crooks", etc.)

--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 10:34, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Valid uses of anecdotal evidence[edit]

There should be at least 'a nod' that there are #some# valid uses of anecdotal evidence - as a starting point for research, and eg the 'don't drop it on your toes' pharmacopeia which notes isolated instances with drugs ('young person consumed x pills - no harm resulted' and similar). (talk) 15:08, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Referring to the British Pharmacopoeia (currently a 6 volume boxed set, and at one point 'a very large tome'). Anna Livia (talk) 13:59, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
@Anna Livia, why did you respond to something that a BoN wrote nearly 4 years ago? There's not much chance the original poster is going to see your reply. If nobody's added to a thread for a month, consider it dead. Spud (talk) 14:16, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
But there will be passing readers. Anna Livia (talk) 14:29, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Sources we ought to integrate into the article[edit]

We should really aim for gold on this article, long-term. Anecdotal evidence is SUCH a major part of woo/ufology/altmed/conspiracies/meeting Jesus/etc... Just my two cents. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 03:34, 17 January 2017 (UTC)