Friday, May 31, 2013

Survey Analytics Anyone?

I couldn't resist cross-posting this. I've read some of Stephen Few's dashboard work, and have his blog delivered to my inbox. This post reflected something I've been working with over the past few years (less so now that I'm not at Census).  Specifically, he talks about the idea of a "data scientist"...something different from a statistician or researcher...someone with strong statistical and programming skills, but also business acumen. Someone that knows how to find, collect, develop, and analyze data to answer important business and operations questions. It's a niche that seems over-looked and under-appreciated sometimes.

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