Data Analysis vs. Data Analytics

Analysis is focused on understanding the past; what happened and why it happened. Analytics focuses on why it happened and what will happen in the future.

Source: Wikipeida

  • Some treat data analysis as a process, part of data analytics, while data analytics as a discipline.
  • Data analysis answers, “What happened?” while data analytics answers, “Why, and What will happen next?
  • Data analysis relies on descriptive statistics, while data analytics relies on inferential statistics.


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