Should every social scientist become a data scientist?

Is big data really changing everything? Economist and former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz thinks so. Not only is big data altering the landscape of advertising (Google and Facebook) and retail (Amazon), big data has the potential to revolutionize the social sciences.

In Everybody Lies, Stephens-Davidowitz makes the claim that:

“The next Foucault will be a data scientist. The next Freud will be a data scientist. The next Marx will be a data scientist.”

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