Data Scientists: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:26)
Jason Martin designs surveys, collects data, and analyses data for various departments at a liberal arts college.
Data Scientists: Career Beginnings (01:50)
Martin discusses his interest in sociology, his education, and how he became involved in quantitative sociology while earning his PhD.
Data Scientists: Keys for Success (01:18)
This field requires that one likes working with numbers and can think of the right survey questions to ask.
Data Scientists: Education and Certification Requirements (01:31)
Many paths can lead to this profession; most individuals have a master's degree. Having higher credentials will open more opportunity for advancement.
Data Scientists: Workplace Atmosphere (01:36)
Martin primarily works at his office computer; some of his duties require him to interact with others in offices across the campus.
Data Scientists: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:41)
This profession requires technical expertise and continuing education is necessary to keep up with changing technology. Be willing to work with others and communicate clearly.
Data Scientists: A Day on the Job (02:01)
Martin spends his day on the liberal arts college campus working on various projects. He occasionally meets with administrative staff to share project results.
Data Scientists: Industry Goals and Services (01:44)
Corporations and institutions use the evidence provided by data science to guide policy decisions.
Data Scientists: Industry Challenges (02:07)
Martin discusses how the pace of technology affects his job and the problem of recognizing bad data from quality data.
Data Scientists: Looking at the Future (03:19)
Martin explains why this is a growth field. Advances in technology will increase the amounts of data that can be processed.
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