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Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics by Jinho Kim, Thomas H. Davenport

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7

Working with Quants

Since this book is for non-quants, we thought it would be useful to describe how you can best deal with analytical professionals and data scientists. Even though you will have learned a lot by reading this book and by doing some of the knowledge-building activities suggested in the previous chapter, it won’t be enough for you to do sophisticated analytics by yourself. You’ll have to occasionally work with specialists in quantitative fields. Quantitative analysts and data scientists often have PhDs or master’s degrees in quantitative fields like statistics, math, and even physics. That tells you something about the level of quant skills necessary to do serious work.

What we are primarily describing in this chapter is a set ...

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