Data Gathering and Analysis
Issued on June 12 2012
Data Gathering and Analysis is the first step in the planning process and is essential in the delivery of effective services. In addition, the majority of disability organisations are in some way involved in lobbying and campaigning in the interests of people with disabilities. Organisation can be a lot more effective in their attempts to influence policy and legislation by gathering and analysing relevant data to use as evidence to promote change.
The use of both nationally available data and disability specific statistics can greatly assist planning, funding applications, goal setting, realistic reviews and achievements and overall outcomes for an organisation. DFI wants to assist relevant personnel within organisations to begin the process of understanding, and being able to access and use this data to plan in a real and relevant way.