Data Scientist or Data ... Experimentalist?

Data ... science?

In the full BigData hype, along came the rise of the Data Scientist role. But what is Data Science? Is it indeed a science like Physics or Mathematics? When looking into some of the current Business Cases involving BigData and Data Science, it feels more like experimenting, doesn't it?

Nothing wrong with expertiments

Experiments however, take a different mindset than science does. Science is about proving or disproving thesis and axiomae, experiments is about ... experimenting.

Trial and error.

Data experiments may lead to Data Science, but Science may not be your best suited mindset for conducting experiments ... (*)

DirkR

 

(*) Read on ... article on parallel reporting systems and the role of data experiments