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The Data Scientist

  • 04-02-2014 2:14pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 8,061 ✭✭✭ keith16


    It seems to me that there is a growing demand in many industries for the role of 'Data Scientist'.

    Do you think demand for this type of role is genuine or is it a passing fad?

    UCC are running a Msc in Data Science and Analytics. Would be interested to hear from anyone in the course (or thinking of doing it).

    Requirements seem to focus heavily on the Maths / numeric side of it which would put me off.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    "Data Scientist" appears to be a growing 21st Century occupation according to the Harvard Business Review. An evaluation of a job description (with comments in red), along with job responsibilities has been provided by Inside Big Data. Data Scientist has been listed as one of the top 5 jobs for Silicon Valley by CNN Money with salaries ranging from $150,000 to $250,000 USD a year, and during the last 5 years is going mainstream across many different types of employers according to MIT Technology Review.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,219 ✭✭✭ Calina




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Calina wrote: »
    The author essentially contends that data mining from secondary sources is not scientific. Wallace's Wheel of Science would suggest otherwise, going from observations to empirical generalizations to theory inductively.


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