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Adopting Evidence Based Practice

Language: English Studies in English
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Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion. This support may be strong or weak. The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion. At the other extreme is evidence that is merely consistent with an assertion but does not rule out other, contradictory assertions, as in circumstantial evidence.
I mean to decide this, and no further. That in each particular case there must be some discretion in the presiding Judge, as to the mode in which the examination shall be conducted, in order best to answer the purposes of justice.
Abbott, L.C.J., Bastin v. Carew (1824), Ry. & M. 127.
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
Elisha Potter, Greene v. Harris, 11 R.I. 5, 17 (1875).
The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its strangeness.
Laplace, Théorie analytique des probabilités, (1812)
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