However, if you don’t have quantitative research that is statistically valid, then presenting a number can often cause more trouble than it is worth.
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Stefanie Owens

I guess the internal power structure / hierarchy in an organisation is what it is… if the execs and managers have some stake in a “truth” and your data and visualisations challenge that, the knee-jerk reaction is going to be defensive.

Perhaps an overt, explicit framing of the presentation of data would help? “These are the results of our study, we have represented them as objectively as possible, and we will leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions, and formulate next steps” ?

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