How do I analyse data?

Analysis helps to find meaning behind the data, and extract the answers to important questions. Analysis can be done once the data has been scraped and cleaned using a variety of formulae which are often particular to the software being used (Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets, SPSS etc.)

Here are some useful questions to ask yourself when you are about to analyse some data:

  • What am I trying to find out?
  • Are there any trends in the data?
  • Is the data telling a story?
  • What seems to be the norm? Are there any anomalies?
  • Does the data reveal something other than the hypothesis?

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