Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-29-2017

Publication Title

The American Statistican

Abstract

Many current and future data scientists will be “isolated”—working alone or in small teams within a larger organization. This isolation brings certain challenges as well as freedoms. Drawing on my considerable experience both working in the professional sports industry and teaching in academia, I discuss troubled waters likely to be encountered by newly minted data scientists and offer advice about how to navigate them. Neither the issues raised nor the advice given are particular to sports and should be applicable to a wide range of knowledge domains.

Keywords

Applications and case studies, Education, Other, Sports statistics, Statistical computing

Volume

72

Issue

1

First Page

66

Last Page

71

DOI

doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2017.1375985

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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Licensed to Smith College and distributed CC-BY under the Smith College Faculty Open Access Policy.

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