In just two meetups of data analysts, Dave Wells has seen the quant-versus-accidental analyst rivalry surface.
He is the former TDWI education director and now a consultant and based in Seattle. He’s taken an interest in the last few years in data analysts.
The quants are by far the smaller group, but they’re loud. At the meetups of his group Business Analysts Collaborative, they amount to less than 10 percent of the 150 who’ve attended either event. These are the ones with training, the ones who squeeze all the meaning anyone could possibly find out of data. Their findings are solid.… Read the rest “Quants vs “accidental analysts,” up close”