You should already know about identifying key information sources and gathering data through formal processes. This PowerPoint will help you to ensure analysis is accurate and complete within an information technology environment.
During an interview or workshop you may be collecting and analysing data at the same time. Often you ask a question that prompts a second or third question. In this situation, you are attempting to clarify or classify the initial response received. The follow-up questions are usually either probing questions or classification questions.
Workshops typically involve data collection and analysis in real time.
Once you have classified data into meaningful categories, it should be documented in tables and summarised in a paragraph. Often data in tables can be visually represented through the use of charts. You need to carefully select the type of chart to match your data.
As an example the following question was asked and here are the responses collated NOT SURE 15% NO 65% YES 20% Do you want Vista and its intensive resource needs
The results can be supported with a pie chart .
As a general rule of thumb, a pie chart can be used to show comparisons that:
involve 7 or fewer portions
where the data represents the total population or sample