I have the marketing and development background, but I'm failing at the analytics. I continually hear about top level growth hackers creating models and crunching big sets of data into answers for their hypothesis.
Does anyone have good (free if possible) resources/personal curriculum for someone to develop a fundamental understanding of data science and statistics as it relates to growth, to a level that he or she can apply it? I've seen a few nice Python and SQL riddles to solve, like, how to calculate your survivor rate if you were on the Titanic. Those are useful, but limited.
Or what are your favorite calculations to perform on a set of data once you get your hands on it? E.g. if I'm given a huge set of numbers for social shares/comments, how do you then process that into trends and takeaways?
Thank you everyone! Long time reader, first time poster - as the cliche goes!