Week 2 – All about analytical thinking – Shuffle Q/A 3

31. A company is receiving negative comments on social media about their products. To solve this problem, a data analyst uses each of their five analytical skills: curiosity, understanding context, having a technical mindset, data design, and data strategy. This makes it possible for the analyst to use facts to guide business strategy and figure out how to improve customer satisfaction. What is this an example of?

  • Data science
  • Gap analysis
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Data visualization

32. Data analysts following data-driven decision-making use the analytical skills of curiosity, having a technical mindset, and data design. What other two analytical skills would they employ? Select all that apply.

  • knowledge
  • data strategy
  • efficiency
  • understanding context

33. Curiosity is the analytical skill of using your instinct to solve problems.

  • True
  • False

34. Adding descriptive headers to columns of data in a spreadsheet is an example of which analytical skill?

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

35. A company has recently tasked their data science team with figuring out what is causing the decline in production at one of their plants. The data analysts ask a number of questions trying to get to the root cause of the problem. This technique is known as what?

  • Inquiry
  • The five whys
  • Curiosity
  • Strategizing

36. Fill in the blank: Data analysts use the five analytical skills of curiosity, understanding context, having a technical mindset, data design, and data strategy to make _____ decisions.

  • forward-looking
  • data-driven
  • intuitive
  • more efficient

37. Fill in the blank: Gathering additional information about data to understand the broader picture is an example of understanding _____.

  • data
  • knowledge
  • problems
  • context

38. Data analysts ask, “Why?” five times in order to get to the root cause of a problem.

  • True
  • False

Shuffle Q/A 4

39. Curiosity is an analytical skill that involves which of the following?

  • Seeking out new challenges and experiences
  • Working with facts in an orderly manner
  • Collaborating to solve a problem
  • Using your gut instinct

40. A data analyst works for an appliance manufacturer. Last year, the company’s profits were down. Lower profits can be a result of fewer people buying appliances, higher costs to make appliances, or a combination of both. The analyst recognizes that those are big issues to solve, so they break down the problems into smaller pieces to analyze them in an orderly way. Which analytical skill is the data analyst using?

  • Data strategy
  • A technical mindset
  • Understanding context
  • Curiosity

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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