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2-07-2012 @ 8:20PM
Actually both are correct (sources: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/is-data-singular-or-plural.aspx and http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/spacing/not-your-grandmas-grammar/)BUT it is also accepted that data is a collective singular=singular verbs. Which is why when you say the sentence, "Let's see what the data say." versus "Let's see what the data says." One sounds wrong while the other sounds correct.In a research paper, I might be willing to agree with you, but this is a blog, and as such the usage here should be using the more accepted standard not the hyper sensitive Latin ideals.
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