The selected evaluator is responsible for developing a data analysis plan based on the preliminary plan. The evaluator will use the preliminary plan as the foundation, suggest expansion or modifications, and connect the dots via the data analysis plan—how to get from the high-level purpose, scope, key research questions, and research design to the analysis and determination of findings. A data analysis plan outlines the key steps and processes used to analyze the data collected prior to collecting data. The data analysis plan is a roadmap that connects the research questions to the data, describes how the data are analyzed, separates the key research questions into “testable” hypotheses, and aligns each with the data and analytical methods used. A data analysis plan identifies the metrics for outcomes measured—both process outcomes describe the program implementation activities, and outcome measures define the intended results, along with the variables examined.