What do Data Scientists do?

Jeff Leek, John Hopkins University share the following activities in Coursera’ Data Scientist’s Tools box.

  1. Define the Question
  2. Define the ideal Data set
  3. Determine what data you can access
  4. Obtain Data
  5. Clean data
  6. Exploratory data analysis
  7. Statistical modeling
  8. Interpret results
  9. Challenge Results
  10. Synthesize / write-up results
  11. Create reproducible code
  12. Distribute results

Some Data Scientists according to him: Nate Silver, Daryl Morey, Hilary Mason

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