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Definition of

data dredging


using information from outside study to draw conclusions the process of making comparisons with, and drawing conclusions from, data which was not part of the original basis of a study

Definitions of ’data dredging’ and meaning of ’data dredging’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’data dredging’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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