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Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic

  • November 2008
  • By Mark Kasunic , James McCurley , David Zubrow
  • This report describes common errors in measurement and analysis and the need for a criterion-based assessment method that will allow organizations to evaluate key characteristics of their measurement programs.
  • Measurement and Analysis
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    An organization's measurement and analysis infrastructure directly impacts the quality of the decisions made by people at all organizational levels. Ensuring information quality is a challenge for most organizations—partly because they might not be fully aware of their own data quality levels. Without this information, they cannot know the full business impact of poor or unknown data quality or determine how to begin improving their data. This report describes common errors in measurement and analysis and the need for a criterion-based assessment method that will allow organizations to evaluate key characteristics of their measurement programs.

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SEI

Kasunic, Mark; McCurley, James; & Zubrow, David. Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-028). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8643

IEEE

Kasunic. Mark, McCurley. James, and Zubrow. David, "Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-028, 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8643

APA

Kasunic, Mark., McCurley, James., & Zubrow, David. (2008). Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-028). Retrieved December 19, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8643

CHI

Mark Kasunic, James McCurley, & David Zubrow. Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-028). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8643

MLA

Kasunic, Mark., McCurley, James., & Zubrow, David. 2008. Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2008-TN-028). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8643