Section 5: Data Analysis

Step 6: Create a Data Analysis Plan

Your data analysis plan is your “cookbook,” combining all of the recipes that your partners will use to address your evaluation purpose (Section I) and questions (Section III).

Your data analysis plan should also incorporate your variables, data quality control procedures, and partners’ responsibilities and timelines.

You may consider organizing your plan according to the goals and objectives of the intervention (Section II) and/or the related evaluation questions (Section III).


Here is an example outline for your data analysis plan:

Goal 1

  • Objective 1
    • Evaluation question, design, and populations/samples
    • Variables, data sources, and data collection methods
    • Analysis method
    • Indicators and standards from the field
    • Analysis results
    • Tasks, responsibilities, due dates

Goal 2

  • Objective 2
    • Evaluation question, design, and populations/samples
    • Variables, data sources, and data collection methods
    • Analysis method
    • Indicators and standards from the field
    • Analysis results
    • Tasks, responsibilities, due dates

Next: Continue to Section 6
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