Editor's Note: The Field Guide to Data Science was created to help organizations of all types and missions understand how to make use of data as a resource. In this, the second edition, we updated the guide with new features and content—and it clearly resonated, becoming our most-read piece of content, by far, since it was published in December 2015. That’s why we continue to showcase The Field Guide to Data Science in our thought leadership. Data science is a fast-changing field, and the insights contained here will give you a deeper understanding into how to make data science a transformational force throughout your organization. Enjoy. And while you're here, check out this case study on our use of data science and analytics for one of the world's leading airlines.
The Field Guide to Data Science spells out what data science is, why it matters to organizations, as well as how to create data science teams. Along the way, our team of experts provides field-tested approaches, personal tips and tricks, and real-life case studies. Senior leaders will walk away with a deeper understanding of the concepts at the heart of data science, practitioners will add to their toolboxes, and beginners will find insights to help them start on their data science journey.