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Have an interview with Fbook for a business analyst role. And now I’m being told there’s a technical interview with a data scientist who will ask me about interpreting statistical results and “explain

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You should study for one week to become smart enough in the topic where you can explain it simply. You don't have to be an expert but don't lose the opportunity.

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Agree

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complex statistical concepts” to a regular person. I am great with advanced SQL scripting and building complex tableau workbooks but haven’t done anything really beyond basic descriptive statistics. No regression models or anything like that. Not enough to interpret output anyways. Should i pull out of the interview or go in and embarrass myself?

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Those guys don’t know much either. They will ask you how to explain to a non technical client what a p-value or what a confidence interval is and what it means for interpreting their results. There is also some academic paper floating on the Internet co-authored by Facebook people on measuring incremental performance of ad campaigns. They ask about that too

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Prep for it and go and give the interview. You don't have anything to lose. If you bomb it, u still have your current job. If you do well, you may move along to the next step. Who knows?

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OP, sent you DM

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You’re the best. Got it. Very helpful

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