Evaluation and Control Program Warning Flag 3 – Using Data as Information

StrategyDriven Evaluation and Control Program Warning Flag ArticleToo often, individuals align themselves with a particular statistic or data point as though it infallibly supported their position. In these instances, raw data is assigned meaning absent context from the surrounding environment and possibly in spite of flaws and biases in its collection. While the assignment of meaning to a particular data point may serve one’s immediate purpose, it often leads to erroneous conclusions and may result in undesirable outcomes.

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