Anecdotal Evidence: Definition & Examples

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What is anecdotal evidence?

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1. What is the difference between anecdotal evidence and scientific evidence?

2. Anecdotal evidence is heavily used in the _____ industry.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using both of these tools, you can quickly assess your knowledge of anecdotal evidence. Topics that will be covered in the quiz include examples and uses of anecdotal evidence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to gauge your understanding of:

  • Why anecdotal evidence may be unreliable
  • Examples of anecdotal evidence
  • Industry that heavily uses anecdotal evidence
  • The differences between anecdotal evidence and scientific evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding examples of anecdotal evidence
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how anecdotal evidence is used

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about anecdotal evidence, review the corresponding lesson called Anecdotal Evidence: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what anecdotes are
  • Differentiate between anecdotal evidence and scientific evidence
  • Review the drawbacks of anecdotal evidence
  • Understand the uses of anecdotal evidence
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