Defining Areas of Responsibility for Your Data Science Team

Scottish novelist and folklorist Andrew Lang once wrote, “I shall try not to use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts, for support rather than for illumination.” Unfortunately, many organizations that consider themselves...

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Democratizing Data in Your Organization

Democratizing data involves making it available to personnel throughout an organization and providing them with the tools and training needed to query and analyze that data. In this post, I discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of data...

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Asking the Right Data Science Questions

Albert Einstein has been credited with saying that if he had an hour to solve a problem he’d spend the first 55 minutes analyzing the problem and the last five minutes solving it. Whether Einstein actually said this is subject to debate, but...

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Working Together on a Data Science Team

As I explained in a previous post, Building a Top Notch Data Science Team, a data science team should consist of three to five members, including the following:

  • Research lead: Knows the business, identifies assumptions, and drives questions....
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Building a Top Notch Data Science Team

Building a data science team is not as simple as hiring a database administrator and a few data analysts. You want to democratize your data — you want the organization’s data and the tools for analyzing it in the hands of everyone...

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