anecdotal study

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A semiformal or formal research project that relies on anecdotal evidence. In the health sector this may consist of a collection of medical case histories. In some fields of science, e.g., sociology and anthropology, anecdotal study is formalized with rules and protocols that are often rigorous to determine the way the evidence is collected, analyzed, and interpreted. See also qualitative analysis.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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