Part of the Solution

Idealistic musings about eDiscovery

Why Manual Review Doesn’t Work

I’ve had the occasional conversation with Greg Buckles in which we take opposing views on the validity of the 1985 Blair-Maron study. Herb Roitblat now weighs in with a quite scientific, yet blissfully simple, explanation why manual review should never be considered the “gold standard” for document review accuracy.

It may seem that we have effective access to all of the information in a document, but the available evidence suggests that we do not. We may be confident in our reading ability, but at best we do a reasonable job with the subset of information that we do have.

Get to Herb’s conclusion to see what (besides the obvious) this has to do with technology-assisted review. It’s worth the read.

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