Synonyms:Participatory data analysisEvaluation Option
A data party is a time-limited event of several hours where diverse stakeholders come together to collectively analyse data that have been collected. They provide interpretations of what the data mean and the implications for action. This process can improve the quality of interpretation, by bringing additional information that can be used to interpret evaluation data, supports dialogue across diverse perspectives about the credibility and implications of data, and builds support for using the findings. The event is intended to be an enjoyable experience, including food and relationship building.