1. Data Sources and Reliability
a. What data were the most critical to the analysis of the problem/opportunity you identified in
Assignment 1? Explain.
b. What sources did you use to gather the data?
c. How reliable and complete are the data you are using? What steps did you take to validate
d. What data are unknown (or unknowable) at this stage? How does this impact your analysis?
2. Data Tools and Analysis
a. Drawing from the “Types of Analysis” guide and other resources from the course, what tools
and techniques have you used in your analysis? Why did you select these?
b. Applying the analysis tools to your selected data, what patterns, trends, and anomalies did
c. How do these patterns, trends, and anomalies shed light on the problem/opportunity you
d. Leveraging your work in the Discussion Questions and the guidance from our course
materials, include charts, tables, and/or other visual supports to ensure that your data tells a
clear story that your reader can easily understand.
3. Conclusion and Action Items
a. What does your analysis tell you about where you should focus your efforts to drive