What Is Diagnostic Analytics?

Diagnostic Analytics Defined

Diagnostic analytics is a type of advanced analytics that examines data or content to answer the question “why did it happen?”.

Diagnostic analytics takes a deeper look at data to better understand the causes of behaviors and events, to help answer critical workforce questions.

There are three categories that the functions of diagnostic analytics fall into.

  • Identify anomalies: Based on the results of descriptive analysis, analysts must identify areas that require further study because they raise questions that cannot be answered simply by looking at the data. 
  • Drill into the analytics: Analysts must identify the data sources that will help them explain these anomalies. 
  • Determine causal relationships: Hidden relationships are uncovered by looking at events that might have resulted in the identified anomalies. 

In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.

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