Data Provenance Worksheet

Keep track of the details in your evaluation analyses with your easy to use worksheet, made by evaluators, for evaluators.

Worksheet Key Facts

It improves Communication.

It is important for teams, large and small, to stay in sync when performing complicated analyses with large datasets. This is especially the case when project information is frequently changing. Having a shared document that the entire team can access and monitor will cut down on miscommunications and inconsistencies.

It helps keep track of all of the little details.

Raw data often needs to be modified for analyses, sometimes in complicated ways. Different methods may need to be tested before settling on one. By generating a data provenance worksheet for each pipeline, you can keep track of what worked and didn’t work, and repeat the process without forgetting a step. 

It is easy to incorporate into a data file, but can be maintained seperately.

This worksheet is something that can be included in your data file as an easy-to-access reference for anyone viewing the data. It can also be a helpful tool for an individual evaluator to maintain a record of their analysis methods.

It ensures reproducibility, verifiability, credibility, and identification.

Every analysis you and your team tackle should be reproducible, verifiable, credible, and identifiable. The data provenance worksheet enables you to achieve this by ensuring the processes of data collection and analysis are transparent and accessible.

The ARI offers professional development to evaluators and their teams.

The ARI offers training for individuals in our live online courses. We do recommend that teams larger than 5 schedule customized group training that will focus on project or organization specific needs. All group training sessions include a complimentary staff skill assessment for those participating in the training.

Courses for Evaluators

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