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Analytical Thinking Skills

Online Course

Learn How To Organize, Assess, And Communicate Data For Effective Decision Making

Course Description

According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, the best decision makers are “informed skeptics” who possess strong analytical skills. However, only 38% of employees fall into this category.

Analytical thinking, or the ability to systematically and logically work through an issue, focuses on using evidence as the basis for decision making. Judgments based on hard data are proven to be more accurate than those based on individual experience.

The Analytical Thinking Skills online course helps you to develop the ability to systematically and logically work through issues by following a six-step process that begins with forming the issue into a question that can be answered. You learn how to research and isolate the highest quality data needed to answer that question and analyze the data gathered in order to come to a verifiable conclusion or hypothesis that shows cause and effect. The last half of the online course focuses on clearly communicating the analysis.

Course Objectives

  • Follow a systematic process that leads to objective, verifiable conclusions
  • Focus on and gather the information required to address the issue
  • Assess the data you gather by following the principles of logic and reasoning
  • Communicate your analysis in a relatable and clear manner
  • Use your analysis to effect objective decision making
  • Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
  • Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum Specifications For Computers:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date browser

Course Summary

Delivery

Online 

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Assessed

Yes

Access

Lifetime 

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Language

English

Award

Certificate

Support

Yes

Time

Self Paced

Community

Online 

Analytical Thinking Skills

Learn How To Organize, Assess, And Communicate Data For Effective Decision Making