Week 3 – Crafting data stories – Shuffle Q/A 1

11. Fill in the blank: An important part of dashboard design is the placement of charts, graphs, and other visual elements. They should be _____, which means that they are balanced and make good use of available space.

  • constant
  • complete
  • clean
  • cohesive

12. Fill in the blank: In Tableau, _____ items create a single-layer grid that contains no overlapping elements.

  • fixed
  • layered
  • tiled
  • floating

13. While preparing a presentation, you decide to limit the number of lines and words on each slide. This will help keep your audience attentive to what you are saying rather than focusing on reading slides. What is the greatest number of lines and words you should use on each slide?

  • 2 lines and 15 words
  • 10 lines and 100 words
  • 5 lines and 25 words
  • 3 lines and 10 words

14. You are creating a slideshow for a client presentation. There is a pivot table in a spreadsheet that you want to include. In order for the pivot table to update whenever the spreadsheet source file changes, how should you incorporate it into your slideshow? Select all that apply.

  • Copy and paste the pivot table
  • Insert a PDF of the pivot table
  • Link the pivot table
  • Embed the pivot table

15. A data analyst wants to tell a story with data. As a second step, they focus on showing the story of the data to highlight the meaning behind the numbers. Which step of data storytelling does this describe?

  • Assemble word clouds
  • Create compelling visuals
  • Engage your audience
  • Tell an interesting narrative

16. Which of the following questions do data analysts ask to make sure they will engage their audience? Select all that apply.

  • What information will convince the audience that my opinion is correct?
  • What roles do the people in this audience play?
  • What does the audience hope to do with the data insights?
  • What is the audience’s stake in the project?

17. A data analyst links their visualizations to external spreadsheets containing the data being described. What is the purpose for doing this?

  • It allows changes made to the spreadsheet data that will not change the visualizations.
  • It allows for the creation of multiple visualizations using the same dataset.
  • It allows the visualization to be edited without the spreadsheet data being affected.
  • It allows changes made to the spreadsheet data to automatically reflect in the visualizations.

18. What three key components are required in a data storytelling narrative?

  • Stakeholders, analysts, and customers
  • Spotlighting, setting, and takeaways
  • Measurement, data, and analysis
  • Beginning, middle, and end

Shuffle Q/A 2

19. You are designing a dashboard in Tableau. You choose a layout that allows objects to be layered over other items in the dashboard. What type of layout is this?

  • Tiled
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Floating

20. On a scatterplot, what is the term for a point that lies far from the rest of the points?

  • An error
  • A filter
  • An outlier
  • An anomaly

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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