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Table 1 The difference between ‘evidence’ and ‘experiential knowledge’

From: ‘Is it worth doing?’ Measuring the impact of patient and public involvement in research

The nature of ‘evidence’ The nature of ‘experiential knowledge’
• Data obtained through systematic enquiry • Knowledge ‘in context’ gained through experience—insight/wisdom
• Objective • Subjective
• Rational • Emotional
• Quantitative—measurement • Qualitative—description