What are characteristics of a 'good' data scientist?

by Daniel J. Power
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Understanding the characteristics of a good data scientist helps write a job description and then evaluate job candidates. According to Jonathan Hassell, the following are the 4 qualities to look for in a data scientist:

1. Understands Statistics and Laws of Large Numbers

2. Is Inquisitive

3. Is Familiar With Database Design and Implementation

4. Has Baseline Proficiency in a Scripting Language


Hassell, J. "4 Qualities to Look for in a Data Scientist," CIO, April 15, 2014 at URL .

Last update: 2014-05-10 06:42
Author: Daniel Power

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