Analysing data to summarise it and look for patterns is an important part of every evaluation.
The methods for doing this have been grouped into two categories - quantitative data (number) and qualitative data (text, images).
Analysing numeric data such as cost, frequency, physical characteristics.
Analysing words, either spoken or written, including questionnaire responses, interviews, and documents.
For an overview of specialist tools for qualitative data analysis, see the CAQDAS site at the University of Surrey which compares ten packages including Atlas.Ti, HyperResearch and NVivo.
'Analyse data' is referenced in:
- Communication for Development (C4D) :