Scientific Debt

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You're probably familiar with technical debt in software engineering. David Robinson (one of my favorite data science writers), extends this concept to scientific debt:

...I realized that data scientists have a rough equivalent to this concept: “scientific debt.” Scientific debt is when a team takes shortcuts in data analysis, experimental practices, and monitoring that could have long-term negative consequences.

This post goes deep into what scientific debt is, how to recognize it, and the impacts on your organization.

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