Statistics vs. Data Science vs. BI

May 18, 2013

As someone who trained as a statistician, I’ve always struggled with that title. I love the rigor and insight that Statistics brings to data analysis, but let’s face it: Statistics — the name — has always had a bit of a branding problem. Telling someone I was a statistician was more likely to conjure up images of me counting runs at a baseball (or cricket) game than pursuing serious science.