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Your main role in relation to data mining:


 
  

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Your main role in relation to data mining: [189 votes total]

Analyst/Practitioner (analyze real-world data yourself) (86) 46%
Researcher and Teacher (write research papers, teach DM) (40) 21%
Manager (manage data-mining related activity) (26) 14%
Student (currently in college) (22) 12%
Software developer (write DM software) (8) 4%
Business analyst use DM results, but don't mine data yourself) (3) 2%
Other (please comment) (4) 2%


Comments:
Comparing with the results of a similar 2006 Poll: Your main role in relation to data mining, we note increases in categories of
  • Analyst/Practitioner: from 40% to 46%
  • Manager: from 10% to 14%
Decreases in categories of
  • Student: from 17% to 12%
  • Software developer: from 9% to 4%
Percentages of self-described Researchers stayed at about 20% and Business Analysts at 2%.

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