Implications for data analysis (2/4)
Principle 4: Question provides answers that lead to actionable recommendations and decisions
- “In-house” or “country-owned” data analyses can have a higher impact on policy makers than sophisticated data analyses carried out by international organisations.
- Simple descriptive analyses are sometimes more telling than complex analyses because the message is clear and the data can be presented in a simple and visual way. A simple bar chart (Figure 1) is more easily understood and is more likely to provide actionable recommendations than a regression table (Figure 2).
(Also refer to section 4: Communicating and disseminating findings)
(source: FEWS NET)