Week 1 – Introducing data analytics | Shuffle Q/A 1

11. Select the best description of gut instinct.

  • Choosing facts that complement your personal experiences
  • An intuitive understanding of something with little or no explanation
  • Manipulating data to match your intuition
  • Using your innate ability to analyze results

12. A furniture manufacturer wants to find a more environmentally friendly way to make its products. A data analyst helps solve this problem by gathering relevant data, analyzing it, and using it to draw conclusions. The analyst then shares their analysis with subject-matter experts from the manufacturing team, who validate the findings. Finally, a plan is put into action. This scenario describes data-driven decision making.

  • True
  • False

13. Fill in the blank: _______ are an important part of data-driven decision-making because they are people familiar with the business problem and can offer insight into the results of data analysis.

  • Customers
  • Competitors
  • Subject-matter experts
  • Stakeholders

14. Consulting with experts in the marketing department about your marketing analysis is an example of what process?

  • Data analytics
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Data management
  • Data science

15. You have recently subscribed to an online data analytics magazine. You really enjoyed an article and want to share it in the discussion forum. Which of the following would be appropriate in a post? Select all that apply.

  • Checking your post for typos or grammatical errors.
  • Including an advertisement for how to subscribe to the data analytics magazine.
  • Giving credit to the original author.
  • Including your own thoughts about the article.

16. Which of the following could be elements of a data ecosystem? Select all that apply

  • Sharing data
  • Producing data
  • Gaining insights
  • Managing data

17. If you are using data-driven decision-making, what action steps would you take? Select all that apply.

  • Surveying customers about results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Gathering and analyzing data
  • Sharing your results with subject matter experts
  • Drawing conclusions from your analysis

18. What do subject-matter experts do to support data-driven decision-making? Select all that apply.

  • Collect, transform, and organize data
  • Offer insights into the business problem
  • Review the results of data analysis and identify any inconsistencies
  • Validate the choices made as a result of the data insights

Shuffle Q/A 2

19. Fill in the blank: When following data-driven decision-making, a data analyst will consult with ______ .

  • subject matter experts
  • stakeholders
  • managers
  • customers

20. What is the purpose of data analysis? Select all that apply.

  • To drive informed decision-making
  • To create models of data
  • To draw conclusions
  • To make predictions

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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