In Defense of Data Science as Science

Finally Someone Steps Up to the Plate with a Defense of the Status Quo with a Real Life Example Problem

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Data. I guess. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

“…..In a typical example, the sales team might notice that deals close more frequently at a certain time of day, and ask the data science team to look into this [observable phenomenon], to explain it — or at the very least predict its occurrence — with a model. Now granted, this may not be fundamental science, but it certainly is the application of the scientific method, at least by most people’s definitions (including apparently, your own)…”

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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