Date Developed: 1/12/2016. Source: GovLoop. Presenter(s): Alan S. Berson. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 20 minutes.
Leading with the cold hard facts can be a reassuring method to know you’re making the best decisions for your organization. But this can be challenging at times when you have to discern between “good” data and “bad” data. Harnessing methods for data analysis is easier said than done, but it can make all the difference in leading your organization.
This course is led by Dr. Henry Thibodeaux, Assessment and Evaluations Leader in the Office of Personnel Management, and Allen Schweyer, Executive Director of Talent Management and Leadership University.
The course comprises an overview and introduction, 5 lessons, and a post-course survey.
• Discern the difference between correlation and causation.
• Understand the importance of framing data analysis with precise questions and objectives.
• Learn to distinguish “good” data from “bad” data.
• Gain familiarity with several common data analysis techniques and where they should be used.