Data science is a process. Not an event. It is the process of using data to understand different things
Statistics: “the practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.”
Seems like the same.
“The study of data” –
Came up in the 80s – / as a new name for “statistics” – but / really – there’s not much “science” …
Nothing really changed… but – now there is more data / and you can do more stuff with it… so – a new name!
Basically: using data to answer questions or make recommendations.
You must clarify the question you are trying to answer.