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

21. Which of the following examples best describe the analytical skill of understanding context? Select all that apply.

  • Adding descriptive headers to columns of data in a spreadsheet
  • Working with facts in an orderly manner
  • Gathering additional information about data to understand the broader picture
  • Identifying the motivation behind the collection of a dataset

22. Fill in the blank: In data analysis, data strategy involves managing the people, processes, and _____ .

  • projects
  • procedures
  • consent
  • tools

23. Identifying a relationship between two or more pieces of data is known as what?

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

24. As a new data analyst, your boss asks you to perform a gap analysis on one of their current processes. What does this entail?

  • Building a data visualization
  • Asking the five whys
  • Examining and evaluating how a process works currently in order to get where you want to be in the future
  • Determining the stakeholders

25. Fill in the blank: In data-driven decision making, data analysts use five analytical skills of curiosity, understanding context, having a technical mindset, data design, and _______ .

  • data strategy
  • forward-looking
  • intuition
  • efficiency

26. The analytical skill of understanding context entails which of the following?

  • Breaking things down into smaller steps or pieces
  • Managing people, processes, and tools
  • Balancing roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the condition in which something exists or happens

27. Fill in the blank: _____ involves the ability to break things down into smaller steps or pieces and work with them in an orderly and logical way.

  • Data strategy
  • Curiosity
  • Context
  • A technical mindset

28. Which analytical skill involves managing the people, processes, and tools used in data analysis?

  • Understanding context
  • Data design
  • Data strategy
  • Curiosity

Shuffle Q/A 3

29. The manager at a music shop notices that more trombones are repaired on the days when Alex and Jasmine work the same shift. After some investigation, the manager discovers that Alex is excellent at fixing slides, and Jasmine is great at shaping mouthpieces. Working together, Alex and Jasmine repair trombones faster. The manager is happy to have discovered this relationship and decides to always schedule Alex and Jasmine for the same shifts. In this scenario, the manager used which quality of analytical thinking?

  • Visualization
  • Problem-orientation
  • Correlation
  • Big-picture thinking

30. Fill in the blank: In order to get to the root cause of a problem, a data analyst should ask “Why?” ________ times.

  • five
  • three
  • seven
  • four

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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