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Nov 2017 | The November Issue

UNDERSTANDING THE CITIZEN DATA SCIENTIST
SEAN THORNTON, CIVIC ANALYTICS NETWORK, HARVARD ASH CENTER FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND INNOVATION

In the past few years, a new role has been growing in popularity in the world of tech and analytics —that of the “citizen data scientist.” As workforce demand for data scientists continues to be greater than supply, the title (or, more accurately, concept) has emerged as a potential solution.  While not traditional data scientists per se, citizen data scientists consist of any given employees across an organization who are empowered with data skills to take on at least some of the work of a data scientist.    

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