The Value of an Analytical Tool (in English)
GIGO is a well-known acronym for garbage-in-garbage-out. What it means is no matter how sophisticated and rigorous you analyze data that are unreliable and without validity (garbage), your result will be unreliable and without validity (garbage). Worse, they will mislead. Analytical tools are important. Apart from their ability to transform discrete facts and meaningless data into logical relationships and trends, they can tell what kind of data to collect, how they should be analyzed and even what improvements can be made on the methodologies so that the results are more precise for decision makers. They provide the basis for the right decision, the appropriate policy, and the effective action. Our contributions to this issue underline this message...
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