Faculty Publications

Title

Data science: supporting decision-making

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Analytics, data science, data scientist, DSS, DSS design, rationality, targeted users

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Decision Systems

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

345

Last Page

356

Abstract

Data science is a new academic trans-discipline that builds on 60 years of research about supporting decision-making in organisations. It is an important and potentially significant concept and practice. Contemplating the need for data scientists encourages academics and managers to examine issues of decision-maker rationality, data and data analysis needs, analytical tools, job skills and academic preparation. This article explores data science and the data professionals who will use new data streams and analytics to support decision-making. It also examines the dimensions that are changing in the data stream and the skills needed by data scientists to analyse the new data streams. Organisations need data scientists, but academics need to understand the new data science jobs to prepare more people to support decision-making.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/12460125.2016.1171610

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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