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    Big data and official statistics: Opportunities, challenges and risks. Programmable City Working Paper 9


    Kitchin, Rob (2015) Big data and official statistics: Opportunities, challenges and risks. Programmable City Working Paper 9. Working Paper. The Programmable City, Maynooth University.

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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: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: big data; official statistics; national statistical institutions; NSIs; opportunities; challenges; risks; NIRSA; National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 7231
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2595075
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 10:55
    Publisher: The Programmable City, Maynooth University
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award
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