Practical considerations – data about the sector Validity / reliability – measurement Provenance – administrative / survey / other Geographical coverage (scale) Classification (ICNPO still too broad) Temporal consistency Accessibility – degree of difficulty Purpose – who is going to use this material and why?
Data used by the sector Data sets used by the sector Data related to area of work ( such as economic/community/ development/employment /education/training) Data related to people working with (children/young people/older people/ people with disabilities/ people of a particular ethnic or racial origin/ general public/mankind/ other voluntary organisations) Data related to context in which organisation is working ( such as deprivation indices )
Data generated by the sector What sort of data? Clients, volunteers / staff, funding flows (both aggregate and disaggregated)? Challenges of missing data – ability to deal with these Challenges of sharing data – esp in a competitive situation Potential of linkage to other sources e.g. administrative databases
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