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Data Gathering And Reporting

Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Applies basic data-gathering methodologies.

Identifies the key objectives of gathering data.

Describes alternative data-gathering techniques and tools.

Identifies key sources of needed information.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Participates in projects to gather data for needs analysis.

Customizes data fields to meet clients' needs.

Interprets and explains results of a data-gathering initiative.

Assesses common problems and obstacles surrounding data-gathering.

Detects and summarizes patterns in data and findings by producing simple reports.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Oversees multiple data-gathering and analysis initiatives.

Analyzes complex reports as revealed by the data.

Teaches others the calculations necessary to capture data and develop more complex reports.

Prepares cost-benefit analyses of alternative approaches.

Develops criteria for selecting data gathering and reporting tools and techniques for various projects.

Reviews and verifies data and reports for accuracy.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Mentors others on using multiple methods and tools for gathering data and producing reports.

Designs training programs on a variety of approaches to analyzing and presenting results.

Leads evaluation of errors in data results and data reports; assesses their impact on the organization and industry.

Predicts trends based on patterns found in organizational data reports.

Leads discussions on the theoretical background and understanding of fact finding and analysis.

Leads in the selection of statistical tools and methodologies for organizational data.

Interview Questions

  • What was your biggest challenge in your last job in gathering and reporting data that you could not overcome and why?
  • Based on the biggest challenge in your last job that you could not resolve, what would you do differently this time and why?
  • Describe from your last few jobs the culture of metrics in the organization, giving examples of what types of metrics were used.
  • Give two examples of specific improvements in your knowledge of database management and how you acquired this knowledge in your previous jobs.
  • Describe the differences among the three major data collection methods: prospective, concurrent and retrospective.

Titles with Shared Competencies