Community Assessment

Interpret the Data

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It is important to have a process that allows for ongoing and in-depth analysis of questions. The interpretation of the data relies on a full understanding of the processes, procedures, and actions involved as well as the analysis of the data. Decision-making is enhanced by having quality data, conducting a thorough analysis, and allowing adequate time for interpretation. Moving to action too soon will prevent you from examining an issue from multiple angles, thoughtfully reflecting on emerging findings, and obtaining feedback from others.