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a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

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The recent data on consumer spending were reinforced by anecdotal reports from various parts of the country.
Housing demand was continuing to respond to more attractive mortgage rates, as evidenced by nationwide data and anecdotal reports from many parts of the country.
Over 550 anecdotal reports of adverse reactions to the fungus-based food Quorn have been reported to, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Following anecdotal reports of hip and spine problems in HIV-infected men on medication, Pablo Tebas of the Washington University School of Medicine in St.
With clinical studies still underway, several anecdotal reports of dramatic results have driven widespread, uncontrolled use of secretin, according to the AACAP statement.
There were anecdotal reports of strengthening retail sales in numerous areas, with the notable exception of motor vehicles, and of relatively high levels of confidence among consumers and many retailers.
A nervous-system link between the head and the heart could account for anecdotal reports of people whose only sign of heart disease is a splitting headache, Chandler suggests.
However, the most recent data and some of the anecdotal reports from around the country had a better tone.
Though anecdotal reports of such allergies had surfaced now and again, many people discounted them, he says, in part because the vitamin molecule was smaller than those that the immune system typically recognizes.
The housing market had weakened noticeably according to incoming data and anecdotal reports from around the country.
Known factors include chicken pox and trauma, but a series of anecdotal reports, beginning in the mid-1980s, has drawn attention to the link between patients suffering either necrotizing fasciitis or toxic shock syndrome and pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
Reflecting widespread strength in new orders, manufacturing firms outside the defense industry typically were operating at high levels of capacity utilization, and there were numerous anecdotal reports of tightening labor markets.
In the labor market, anecdotal reports of "shortages" of workers have become more common--as indicated, for example, in our Beige Book last week--and there are vague signs of upward pressures on wages.
Although researchers have long heard anecdotal reports of such features, mainly from pilots, they have obtained confirming evidence only within the last five years.
The evidence of persisting growth in aggregate demand at a pace appreciably above that of the economy's long-run potential and of developing pressures on resources tended to be confirmed by anecdotal reports of robust business expansion in many parts of the country and growing difficulties in hiring and retaining some types of labor.