The topic of my paper is premised upon there being some ‘anecdata’ on the subject of costs in Australian constitutional cases. I am then asked to make observations on this anecdata. This led me to want to identify what is ‘anecdata’. I sought to answer this in the modern manner, by googling the word. A range of meanings were identified. Following this research, the next task was to collate and compile my information/stories so that I can present it in a manner that suggests that it is serious research and/or to look like actual scientific data.