Data are collected and analyzed during the Manage stage. Once data have been collected and validated, they are analyzed according to the protocol established in the Plan/Propose stage. Typically, data analysis leads to acceptance or rejection of the null hypothesis, although other results may be generated from data analysis. Finally, results are derived from the analyzed data. During all activities involving the handling of data, data privacy and security requirements should be fulfilled and best practices followed.
The Family & Community Medicine's Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program provides expertise in education and research in the areas of biostatistics and data management for FCM and other programs within HSC. As part of their services, they can help you with forming an analysis plan; sample size calculation; and an evaluation plan.