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Research Analyst

The following are examples of job functions for a Research Analyst that demand some level of proficiency with digital tools, devices, and systems:

  • Periodic collection of quantitative or qualitative data and the development and administration of collection tools
  • Survey preparation, oversight, and reporting¬†
  • Producing reports required for data-driven decision-making
  • Developing appropriate ways to visualize and report on data
  • Maintaining confidentiality and security of sensitive data
  • Developing procedures to ensure research data quality
  • Analyzing existing national and/or public data sets
  • Managing all research project timelines and budgets effectively

Examples of Digital Tools, Devices and Systems for Research Analyst
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Windows Operating System, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Specialised data analysis software (e.g., Tableau, Microsoft BI, Data Studio, etc.)
  • Data management, visualization, analysis, and storytelling tools such as Microsoft Excel, Google Charts, Tableau, Microsoft BI, Grafana, Chartist.js, FusionCharts, Datawrapper, Infogram, ChartBlocks, Mapbox, etc.
  • Internet search, data handling, and data processing for online research
  • Data management applications to ensure transferability of data/information between systems
  • Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and similar applications for video conferencing
  • Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Slack, etc. for communication and correspondence
  • Computer-assisted interviewing systems, survey monkey, online polls, or online feedback software like SurveySparrow for data capturing and curation
  • Micrososft Team, G-Suite, Calendly, and other software applications/online calendars for scheduling
  • Policies and procedures to ensure confidentiality of research, records, and institutional statistics