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Performance Measurement Sports Analogy

The difference between performance measurement and evaluation is similar to the difference between knowing the score of a game and having a full game analysis.

Feature

Performance Measurement

Evaluation

Question

How much?

What does it mean?

Example

Game score

Game analysis

Offers

A tally

Causality

Timeframe

Continuous (Ongoing)

Interval (Discrete)

Cost

Less expensive

More expensive


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