What should we do with "how to learn statistics/machine learning" questions?
- Mathematician wants the equivalent knowledge to a quality stats degree is pretty highly upvoted, community wiki and carries the "reference" tag.
- Want to start with “Machine learning” and/or “Data Analysis” is new and currently voted -1. (I originally voted to close but retracted to ask here.)
What should we do with such questions? Close as off-topic? Add the "references" tag? Would the "self-study" tag be appropriate (I wouldn't think so)?
Just for reference: Suggestions or recommendations for a university, journal, or research topic (a "shopping question") are explicitly off-topic at Academia.SE. Which I originally noted in “Where to publish” questions: on-topic?, which appears to be somewhat related and where the consensus is that "where to publish" questions are off-topic. Does that mean that "what to learn" is off-topic as well?
I'll link here from What is on topic on Cross Validated?