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10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning by Teri Lund, Susan Barksdale

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STEP FOUR

Analyzing the Collected Data

OVERVIEW

Coding and sorting data

Analyzing data

Identifying key findings, conclusions, and recommendations

Validating your findings

Reporting findings and gaining commitment

Data analysis is the examination of information to arrive at a finding or discovery. Two primary methods are used to analyze data when developing a strategic plan: thematic analysis and quantitative analysis.

In thematic analysis, data are grouped or classified by specific content areas related to the strategic plan. This method helps you identify trends and validate similarities across the data. Data gathered through interviews and background research are typically analyzed using thematic analysis.

In quantitative analysis, data are ...

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