What Questions Do You Ask of Data?

Data review should not be a “dumpster dive” into information. We need to be intentional. What questions do you ask when you’re looking at data? The leadership team had some thoughts at their December meeting:

  1. Where should we focus our attention?
  2. Why are we seeing a particular trend?
  3. Are we seeing progress toward our goal?
  4. What additional data do we need?
  5. Are we collecting the right data? Is it the highest quality?
  6. What is the true story behind the data?

As an organization, we have an opportunity to decide how we handle data. We will be working together to develop a more consistent, intentional system across the agency. Discuss with your supervisor what support would be helpful with regard to using data. How do we build capacity as a system to support data reporting from our various tools?