social science number
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(IBM) A statistic that is content-free, or nearly so. A
measure derived via methods of questionable validity from data
of a dubious and vague nature. Predictively, having a social
science number in hand is seldom much better than nothing, and
can be considerably worse. Management loves them.
See also numbers, math-out, pretty pictures.
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