Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

Course Summary

Quickly synthesize qualitative data, determine implications, and make informed decisions.

When making decisions, how do you assess the credibility of information? Do you conduct research and gather data methodically, or act on instinct and follow the latest trends? Do you know what key questions to ask? Feel confident your making valid decisions?
Whether you are developing a new product or service, presenting findings on a competitor’s product, or deciding how to allocate resources, you need the analytical skills to be able to support your conclusions with valid and credible evidence. In this course, you’ll learn the basics to implement a process for data analysis that ensures you’re focusing on the most critical information, involving the right people, and conveying your message in terms your audiences will understand.

Information

  • Fee
  • 135,000yen (Excl. tax)
  • Venue
  • TBD
  • Language
  • English
  • Faculty
  • Quintegral Faculty
  • Location
  • Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Others
  • Duration
  • 2 Days

Select date & time

  • Sep.12-13,2019 09:00~17:00 @Tokyo

How You Will Benefit

  • ・Identify relevant information
  • ・Research and organize data from multiple sources in appropriate formats
  • ・Categorize data for analysis
  • ・Make difficult decisions involving qualitative data
  • ・Perform analysis from multiple perspectives
  • ・Recognize patterns and determine what they mean for the business
  • ・Evaluate the evidence to identify the best opportunity or most rational solution
  • ・Communicate findings and recommendations clearly

Who Should Attend

Business professionals who want to learn basic analytical skills to conduct research and perform analysis to help them make more informed and evidence-based decisions.

Course Outline

  • 1. Analytical Skills for the Business Professional
  •   ・Identify Core Analytical Skills Commonly Used By Business Professionals
  •   ・Describe Some of the Challenges Business Professionals Face in Collecting, Evaluating, and Presenting Information and Recommendations
  •   ・Identify the Basic Steps in the Analytical Process
  • 2. The Plan Phase
  •   ・Identify the Purpose of the Analysis
  •   ・Use a Tool for Clarifying Questions
  •   ・Decide on an Approach for Completing an Analysis
  •   ・Discuss the Importance of Considering the Needs of Your Audience When Developing Your Plan
  •   ・Create a Data Collection Plan
  • 3. The Analyze Plan
  •   ・Use an Outline to Organize Data for Analysis
  •   ・Aggregate Unstructured Data into Segments Based on Common Characteristics That Define Them
  •   ・Organize Data via Graphic Tools
  •   ・Assess the Potential Risk Associated with an Analysis
  •   ・Use an Outline to Evaluate Data and Deal with Information Gaps
  • 4. The Conclude Phase
  •   ・Describe the Characteristics of Valid Conclusions
  •   ・Explain How to Get from Conclusions to Recommendations
  •   ・Develop Recommendations That Can Be Used in a Presentation
  • 5. Telling Your Story
  •   ・Discuss Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Presenting Your Findings / Telling Your Story to Multiple Audiences
  •   ・Create and Deliver a Brief Presentation Highlighting Your Conclusions and Recommendations

Pre-Assignment

N/A

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