The data cannot do the manager’s job. Numbers cannot put us all in the dugout; analytics is not an attempt to mechanize soccer. It simply enables the manager to do his job of building and directing a successful team with the clearest possible vision of what is happening on the pitch. [Anderson, C. & Sally, D. (2013) The Numbers Game, Penguin Books, 2013, p.193]
Ok, é no contexto do futebol, mas vale para tudo na vida, inclusive para a Ciência Econômica.