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Why Data Science is Not Statistics

Click to learn more about author Alex Paretski. Statistics as a branch of applied mathematics plays an important role in identifying hidden patterns in data. That’s why it is frequently used interchangeably with broader terms such as Data Science, Data Analytics, Business Analytics, and Machine Learning. Not only is this comparison technically incorrect, but it […]

A Brief History of Analytics

Historically speaking, a simple definition of Analytics is “the study of analysis.” A more useful, more modern description would suggest “Data Analytics” is an important tool for gaining business insights and providing tailored responses to customers. Data Analytics, sometimes abbreviated to “Analytics,” has become increasingly important for organizations of all sizes. The practice of Data […]

Jobs, Education, and R

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I came across a jaw-dropping article from the Brookings think tank two weeks ago. The column noted that “household employment data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Americans with college degrees can account for all of the net new jobs created over the […]

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