3.5 Analytic Reports

After the data have been collected, processed, and entered into the database the organization can present the information. Reports provide the evidence to support arguments made about state abuses, about policy changes, about particular officials, or about any other claim that the organization wants to make. More sophisticated statistical techniques will be covered in a volume in this series addressing statistical techniques for human rights applications [9].

There are four basic kinds of reports that can be generated from the databases in information management systems: lists, case summaries, ad-hoc query results, and counts [10]. There is a brief discussion of graphical displays of data and more complex statistics in Section 3.5.5.

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