The opportunities, challenges and risks of big data for official statistics


Kitchin, Rob (2015) The opportunities, challenges and risks of big data for official statistics. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 31 (3). pp. 471-481. ISSN 1875-9254

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Abstract

The development of big data is set to be a significant disruptive innovation in the production of official statistics offering a range of opportunities, challenges and risks to the work of National Statistical Institutions (NSIs). This paper provides a synoptic overview of these issues in detail, mapping out the various pros and cons of big data for producing official statistics, examining the work to date by NSIs in formulating a strategic and operational response to big data, and plotting some suggestions with respect to on-going change management needed to address the use of big data for official statistics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Big data; official statistics; national statistical institutions; NSIs; opportunities; challenges; risks;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7276
Identification Number: 10.3233/SJI-150906
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 09:50
Journal or Publication Title: Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Publisher: IOS Press
Refereed: No
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