Data Scientist Postings and Data Science Curriculum Datasets

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By Corey S Seliger

Purdue University

This is a collection of Data Scientist job postings from 5/2018 and curriculum data from higher education institutes that advertise a "Data Science Initiative."

Version 1.0 - published on 25 Jul 2018 doi:10.4231/R7B27SJS - cite this Archived on 25 Aug 2018

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To begin understanding potential gaps between higher education and industry demand within the field of data science, it was necessary to gather position postings and curriculum data. The position postings were gathered from 5/19/2018 to 5/21/2018, keying from major United States cities with populations greater than 250,000. The curriculum data was gathered from higher education institutions that are advertising a "Data Science Initiative," a relatively new construct amongst institutions. The goal was to evaluate these data sets to understand alignment and gaps between industry demand and higher education offerings. 

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