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This page is about the skill Data Science, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Data Science skill is about some core topics in data science. It involves being able to show which types of problems can be solved with which models, understanding the typical data science project lifecycle, and core topics like algorithms, distance functions, survival analysis, market basket analysis, association rules, feature engineering, model evaluation etc.

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What types of things are included in the Data Science skill?

The Data Science skill assesses knowledge of topics like Activation Functions, Association Rules, Classification Metrics, Confidence Intervals, Confusion Matrix, Deployment, Dimensionality Reduction, Entropy, Feature Engineering, Forecasting, Model Monitoring, PCA, Recommendation Systems, Regression Models, RFM Models, Segmentation & Survival Analysis.

Which types of roles require good Data Science skills?

Data Science is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Data Scientist, Data Science Lead & Data Science Manager.

Why should we test someone’s Data Science skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Data Science well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Data Science skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Data Science skill in?

Data Science can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Data Science questions?

Yes, you can add your own Data Science questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Data Science skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Data Science skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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