2015 SAS vs. R Survey Results

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Check out the updated results in our latest 2017 SAS, R, or Python survey and find out which tool data scientists and predictive analytics pros really prefer! The topic of SAS vs. R is hotly-debated everywhere, from Reddit forums to LinkedIn groups to around the water cooler with your data analytics team, with no clear… Read more »

Tell Your Kids to be Data Scientists – Not Doctors

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Phillips at CNBC about our data scientist salary study. His article, Why Your Kids Will Want to be Data Scientists, was published at the end of May, and in it he… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »

The Deeper Dive: SAS vs. R

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Check out the updated results in our latest 2017 SAS, R, or Python survey and find out which tool data scientists and predictive analytics pros really prefer! Last month I conducted a quick “flash survey” of my network to quantify the preferences of the Burtch Works network, and asked: Which do you prefer to use,… Read more »

Statistics for the Layperson

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  It started in 2005 with Freakonomics. The big, scary field of study previously reserved for educated economists was offered to the layperson in the form of a witty and easy to read bestseller and the layperson ate it up. We got a second helping with SuperFreakonomics in 2009 and the trend was very much the same. Regular… Read more »

Visa Statistics for Predictive Analytics

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Last year, as the Big Data craze was starting to make its way into the headlines of every paper in the country, my candidates were approaching me and asking about their options. What’s the hottest industry for Big Data jobs? What cities are hiring quantitative professionals? Today, the demand for these workers is higher than ever and the… Read more »

The New Golden Child of Statistics

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  Happy Election Day everyone! I went out and voted this morning and hope you all will too. The past few weeks for many of us have been a veritable bombardment of political ads and polls. It seems like every day there are several new polls out, sometimes with conflicting results. It has made me… Read more »

Market Research Changing with the Times

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  It should come as no surprise that Social Media is growing and becoming an ever larger force in marketing. As many of you might have seen in Tuesday’s front page article in the New York Times, the Social Media trend is just getting started. Almost every company has a Twitter and Facebook page, and you can’t… Read more »