Week 2 – All about analytical thinking – Shuffle Q/A 1

11. In data analysis, data strategy is the analytical skill that involves managing which of the following? Select all that apply.

  • People
  • Consent
  • Tools
  • Processes

12. A grocery store owner notices that they sell more orange juice during the winter season, when people are more likely to get sick. After observing this for a couple of years, they decide to stock more orange juice during the winter. The store owner is using which quality of analytical thinking?

  • detail-oriented thinking
  • correlation
  • problem-orientation
  • visualization

13. The five whys is a technique that involves asking, “Why?” five times in order to achieve what goal?

  • Identify the root cause of a problem
  • Visualize how a process should look in the future
  • Put a plan into action
  • Use facts to guide business strategy

14. In data analysis, one often examines and evaluates how a process currently works in order to get it to where they want it to be in the future. This is known as what?

  • Building a data visualization
  • Gap analysis
  • Determining the stakeholders
  • Asking the five whys

15. A company is seeing a decline in organizational efficiency. They decide to hire an outside organization to help increase overall performance. The data analyst, working for the newly contracted company, utilizes five analytical skills: curiosity, understanding context, having a technical mindset, data design, and data strategy to deliver the project goals. Once the project goals are met, the analyst informs the decision makers of their findings and the project is completed. What strategy did the data analyst use to complete this project?

  • Gut instinct
  • Gap analysis
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • The five whys

16. Identifying the motivation behind the collection of a dataset is an example of the analytical skill of understanding context.

  • True
  • False

17. A technical mindset involves the ability to break things down into smaller steps or pieces and work with them in an orderly and logical way.

  • True
  • False

18. Data design is how you organize information; data strategy is the management of the people, processes, and tools used in data analysis.

  • True
  • False

Shuffle Q/A 2

19. What method involves examining and evaluating how a process works currently in order to get where you want to be in the future?

  • The five whys
  • Strategy
  • Gap analysis
  • Data visualization

20. Seeking out new challenges and experiences in order to learn is an example of which analytical skill?

  • Curiosity
  • Data strategy
  • Understanding context
  • Having a technical mindset

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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