Research 101: Anecdotal Evidence vs Scientific Evidence
About the Author: Elizabeth Berger
Elizabeth Berger (MS, PMA-CPT) is a published author, statistical methodologist, and certified Pilates instructor based in western New York. She specializes in quantitative techniques and statistical reasoning and is passionate about increasing the implementation of evidence-based practices and enhancing collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Ms. Berger has spent most of her career working as a liaison between academic and practitioner communities, and has led experiments and conducted applied research at national, state, and local levels including multiple randomized controlled trials. In addition, she has led projects focusing specifically on improving dissemination and implementation of evidence-based findings. As a scientific methodological reviewer, Ms. Berger also reviews grant applications for the Department of Defense as well as published studies for inclusion in government clearinghouses, including NIJ’s CrimeSolutions.gov, OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide, and the Dept. of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse. She holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in the social sciences as well as a variety of Pilates and group-fitness certifications and is currently working toward a PhD in social science research.