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Six Myths About Data Scientist

Ted Cuzzillo (tdwi):

  • Myth #1: Data analysts are geeks. Fact: Analysts are good communicators.
  • Myth #2: Analysis is all about insight. Fact: It’s all about impact.
  • Myth #3: Data analysis is easy. Fact: Data analysis takes time to learn.
  • Myth #4: Statistics is the most important skill. Fact: Business smarts are more important.
  • Myth #5: Analysts work at the “speed of thought.” Fact: Thought is often a slow, non-linear process.
  • Myth #6: Analysts are a rare breed. Fact: We’re all data analysts.

Actually many of these are just additional requirements for a data scientist job.

Original title and link: Six Myths About Data Scientist (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://tdwi.org/Articles/2011/06/01/Six-Myths-Data-Analysts.aspx?Page=1