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Being a data analyst, I often receive requests saying, “Could you pull out a report for me?”, and I create it. Does this person get what they asked for? Yes and no. They asked for a report, but was that actually what they wanted?
The unspoken question usually is, “I want to find out what caused X or compare X to Y, and see the current state or trend” and so on. My job isn’t just to send a link. It is to find out what the person actually wants to know. Data doesn’t say anything until asked. And a report is not an answer.
We all have different levels of “reading” data. Some are advanced; others are early beginners. The same goes with code and other “professional languages”. While one person may interpret a chart with just one glance, others may need more time to understand what they are looking at.
That’s why sharing your interpretation and recommendations on next steps is a huge help. Be concise and don’t skip on what seems obvious – it might be a matter of your experience. Speaking the same language is not always enough. It is about understanding and being understood.
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💡 Developer’s corner
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⚙ Tips & tricks
The course touches on all aspects of creating a report: collecting data, processing it, designing visualizations, and getting feedback.
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