Posts tagged Consulting
No Data Scientist is an Island: Thoughts on Effective Communication

As data scientists our job often resembles that of a consultant: we build models to answer questions for business owners whose expertise is different than our own.  Though we jump at the opportunity to learn new algorithms, tools, and languages—all integral to the role—there is one consulting-related aspect of the role in which we may find ourselves falling a little short, and in the process contributing to a not-unjustified “ivory tower” view of data scientists.  That aspect is effective communication.

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