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Data Science: Mindset, Methodologies, and Misconceptions by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 1 What is Data Science?

Data Science vs. Business Intelligence vs. Statistics

Nowadays, a growing number of people talk about data science and its various merits. However, many people have a hard time distinguishing it from business intelligence and statistics. What’s worse, some people who are adept at these other fields market themselves as data scientists, since they fail to see the difference and expect the hiring managers to be equally ignorant on this matter. However, despite the similarities among these three fields, data science is quite different, both in terms of the processes involved, the domain, and the skills required. Let’s take a closer look at these three fields.

Data Science

Data science can be seen as the interdisciplinary ...

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