hard data


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hard data

[′härd ¦dad·ə]
(science and technology)
Data in the form of numbers or graphs, as opposed to qualitative information.
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Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said: This is more hard data showing our economic plan is working to lift growth, build confidence, foster investment, and generate jobs.
An expert opinion isn't pulled out of the air, but rather based on loads of experience that often has no hard data behind it.
No hard data Later, NASA mission commentator Rob Navias said there was no hard data to indicate a leak.
Until recently, it was difficult for companies to use objective data to help drive counsel selection or to provide hard data to senior management and the business team to explain why a particular firm and team was selected.
Currently, as an HR administrator at another company that's contracting out my EAP, I have been looking to recapture the validity of using hard data to assess the impact of EAP intervention with my employee population--and without tremendous success, I might add.
Third, parents need the hard data denied them to educate their children on abortion.
Although arthritis of the hip seems to be more common in dancers, there is little hard data to support this.
The best way to know for sure is to have the hard data," said Mr.
Suitable for use as a curriculum guide or a self-teaching text, The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook distinguishes itself from others addressing the complex engineering nuances of air and fluid flow, drag, force, power, shapes, lift, stability, and airflow about wheels and cylinders by offering hard data in addition to mathematical derivations and abstract theory.
The report presents hard data on the use of search engine placement consultants, click through rates on e-newsletters and other online promotion and information vehicles, the number of unique visitors to the firm website, law firm spending on e-marketing vehicles, use of opt-in e-mail and banner ads, per click payments to search engines, and the impact of web-based press release distribution services.
Unfortunately, our claims were considered even more questionable because the IOM had hard data and we didn't.
With the four-phase project moving into its second phase, Kirkwood says it's too early to provide any hard data on the cost savings of remote monitoring versus conventionally operated and maintained facilities.