April 4, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Your analytics team needs a liberal arts major

Here’s a modern cliché: Data science and analysis is an engineer’s discipline. But it’s wrong. LinkedIn tells us that liberal arts graduates are joining the tech workforce at a faster rate than technical graduates. Scott Hartley’s book, The Fuzzie and the Techy (2017), outlines how liberal arts skills are vital in the modern tech sector. Whether it’s anthropologists working at Nissan or sociologists at Tinder, successful technology requires skills from the arts as well as from engineering.

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