Big Open Public Official Data – What’s next?

December 16, 2012

(This article was originally published at Blog about Stats, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Big Data joined Open Data in last year’s discussions.What’s behind this new buzz word? What’s the impact on traditional official statistics?

‘…. there are the open data and big data communities who have emerged over the last 5 years. Through them, we’ve seen a huge increase in the use of public data, and more importantly, potential opportunities to use new data sources and techniques – that are often faster and cheaper – to supplement, or even replace some of the work of official statistics.
Can this really be done? Can we apply the same statistical rigour to big data sources and techniques to help meet the goals of official statistics’ ->

These questions get an answer at

World Bank’s  Big Data and Official Statistics Event’

on December 19th.

Big Data Event


Paul Cheung will talk about “Big Data, Official Statistics and
Social Science Research: Emerging Data Challenges” offering an overview of . Robert Groves will respond to Paul’s presentation, sharing his thinking and experiences informed by his recent work at the US Census bureau.

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