Data reporting

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Data reporting is the process of collecting and submitting data.[1]

The effective management of any organization relies on accurate data. Inaccurate data reporting can lead to poor decision-making based on erroneous evidence. Data reporting is different from data analysis which transforms data and information into insights. Data reporting is the previous step that translates raw data into information.[1] When data is not reported, the problem is known as underreporting; the opposite problem leads to false positives.

Data reporting can be difficult. Census bureaus may hire perhaps hundreds of thousands of workers to achieve the task of counting all of the residents of a country.[2][3] Teachers use data from student assessments to determine grades; manufacturers rely on sales data from retailers to indicate which products should have increased production, and which should be curtailed or discontinued.

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  1. ^ a b "Reporting vs. Analysis: What's the Difference?". Adobe Blog. 2010-10-19. Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. ^ "Now Hiring: US Census Workers". AOL Jobs.
  3. ^ "Want to get paid for counting? Census is hiring".