Chapter 10: Data Analysis and Reporting

Raw outcome measurement data are necessary ingredients for performance management. But to make that data really useful it needs to be analyzed and reported to those managing or handling sexual violence cases. Analysis of the data, and then reporting the findings, are what transforms outcome measurement into performance management.

This chapter first discusses the analysis process and then suggests basic, inexpensive analyses that can be undertaken, reported, and used to inform decision-making. Investigation into underlying causes of problems identified by the analyses, however, may require more in-depth study and evaluation.