Whenever we are trying to improve a process, a product, or the delivery of a service information, or data, is required to zero in on the root causes of the problems that are getting in the way of success. Generally, there are numerous questions that we need to answer. The answers are within the data that we collect.
Planning the data collection narrows our focus to assure we get the right data that will answer the burning questions we have about the problems facing us and the root causes of those problems. A data collection plan is comprised of the following:
Before collecting any data make sure there is a well defined purpose for gathering the information, which is supported by a detailed plan. The usual reasons for collecting data are the following:
The Importance of Planning Data Collection is to prepare us to Efficiently Take Actions that will Solve the Problems facing us.
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