I've noted in several blogs over recent months the proximity of the business-led discipline data science with academically-focused quantitative social science. From my perspective, DS obsesses on data, statistical and computational methodologies to study social behavior, much the same as QSS.

Addressing the pressing need to recruit suitable university graduates for careers in data science, the Nokia mother-daughter data science team of Amy O’Connor and Danielle Dean made the case at Strata-Hadoop World 2012 for college grads with math/stats, bioengineering and social science educational backgrounds.

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