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What is your currently job title?

What is your currently job title?

Thanks!

Also, I would love to take a course or something that would help me advance in this area, but I don't know what to look for.

Other times, I am literally looking at the data just to see what kind of patterns or anomalies exist.

Statisticians are little bit sceptical towards excel. One day you will need to write with code, so that there is documentation for what was done. R is a great program. R can be downloaded for free.

Employers will ask for knowledge in R, SPSS or SAS. Go to a place where they have SPSS or SAS and practice with it for two hours. Then you can truthfully say: 'I am not an expert but I have used SAS and SPSS'.

Start with a 100 page introductory statistics book with applications to your area of biology (with chi-square test, t-test and regression). Then you can go to coursera.

Sometimes rsw811 works with data mining at a basic level. But you will need to know a lot more about statistical methods (this area has also become known as 'machine learning') to call it data mining.

Statisticians are little bit sceptical towards excel. One day you will need to write with code, so that there is documentation for what was done. R is a great program. R can be downloaded for free.

Employers will ask for knowledge in R, SPSS or SAS. Go to a place where they have SPSS or SAS and practice with it for two hours. Then you can truthfully say: 'I am not an expert but I have used SAS and SPSS'.

Sometimes rsw811 works with data mining at a basic level. But you will need to know a lot more about statistical methods (this area has also become known as 'machine learning') to call it data mining.

Statisticians are little bit sceptical towards excel. One day you will need to write with code, so that there is documentation for what was done. R is a great program. R can be downloaded for free.

Employers will ask for knowledge in R, SPSS or SAS. Go to a place where they have SPSS or SAS and practice with it for two hours. Then you can truthfully say: 'I am not an expert but I have used SAS and SPSS'.