Painting by numbers | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

A lifetime ago I graduated as an environmental biologist. I was one of those kids who did well in school, but had no idea what his vocation was. As a pimply teenager with minimal life experience, how was I to know even half the jobs that existed? After much dilly dallying, I eventually drew upon my nerdy interest in science and my idealistic zeal for conservation and applied for a BSc. And while I eventually left the science industry, I…

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The sum of us – Education Article

What is the definition of the term “data scientist”…? In my previous post, Painting by numbers, I offered a shorthand definition of data science based on what I could synthesise from the interwebs. Namely, it is the combination of statistics, computer programming, and domain expertise to generate insight. It follows, then, that the definition of data scientist is someone who has those skill sets. Fat chance! In this post I intended to articulate my observation that in the real world,…

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