Data reporting is the process of organizing the data into a summary that is linked to the original purpose for exploring the data.  While the purpose of data analysis is to answer questions, the purpose of data reporting is to summarize the findings.  In many cases, data reporting may tend to raise more questions as it creates opportunities for discussions on what to do next about what is reported.

Usually data reporting is presented in a standardized format that is static in nature and consisting only of facts, free of opinions and judgments.  The data report is intended to describe the purpose and scope of the project, what was done, and what was discovered in relation to its purpose. The type of data reporting depends heavily on the content presented as well as the intended audience.  The results section of a scholarly journal submission will be written immensely different from the data report for a financial audit.

Regardless of the type of report, the written text is usually accompanied with visual context that is designed to help the reader understand the data. PDC data visualizations (e.g., charts, graphics, tables, figures, and pictorials) provide heightened versatility to our written text. A strongly written report combined with easy to read visualizations will act as a great communicator between you and your stakeholders, readers, and constituents.

PDC Data Reporting services include (but are not limited to) the following types of reports:

  • Analytical
  • Evaluation
  • Literature Review
  • Narrative
  • Research
  • Summary
  • Technical