More Research Data Analysis Methods and Examples

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram Template for User Research

Affinity Diagram Template for User Research

Competitor Profile

Competitor Profile

Competitive Intelligence Mind Map

Competitive Intelligence Mind Map

Empathy Map Template for User Research

Empathy Map Template for User Research

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Guide and Best Practices

Research data analysis is the process of applying logical or statistical methods to understand, summarize, illustrate and assess data gathered from research.

Research Analysis Process

  • Set measurable, realistic and attainable goals prior to starting your research process. Base the questions you ask during the research on these goals.
  • Understand the type of data you want to gather to find answers to the questions you set earlier. Then decide on the criteria you should use to measure that data.
  • Now that you know what you want to gather and how you are going to measure it, start collecting the data in a systematic way. You can use research methods such as surveys, focus groups, interviews etc. to gather data.
  • Once you have gathered the data from your research, check it for accuracy. You can enter it to a computer and create a database to store your data.
  • Next step is data scrubbing, where you will be removing wrong, duplicate or incomplete data. Also check for the authority of data sources and measure the quality of data.
  • Based on the type of data you have, select a data analysis method. For example, if it includes numbers you can use pie charts or bar charts, or if your data is on your customer’s view on competitor products, you can use perceptual maps to visualize it.
  • Invite your teammates to collaborate on diagrams via Creately real-time collaboration features. You can also share an always updated diagram via the Creately Viewer which can be easily embedded in your site or intranet.
  • Once the data has been analyzed, it’s time to interpret it. See how the analyzed data can help you answer the questions you wanted answers to.

More templates and visual ideas for research data analysis

Perceptual Map for Competitive Analysis

Perceptual Map for Competitive Analysis

Affinity Diagram Template

Affinity Diagram Template

Affinity Diagram Example

Affinity Diagram Example

Mind Map for Design Thinking

Mind Map for Design Thinking

User Persona Template for User Research

User Persona Template for User Research

Force Field Analysis

Force Field Analysis