The role of Statistics in the era of big data: crucial, critical and under-valued

Scott, E. M. (2018) The role of Statistics in the era of big data: crucial, critical and under-valued. Statistics and Probability Letters, 136, pp. 20-24. (doi:10.1016/j.spl.2018.02.050)

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Abstract

What is the role of Statistics in the era of big data, or is Statistics still relevant? I will start this rather personal view with my answer. Statistics remains highly relevant irrespective of ‘bigness’ of data, its role remains what is has always been, but is even more important now. As a community, we need to improve our explanations and presentations to make more visible our relevance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Professor E Marian
Authors: Scott, E. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Statistics and Probability Letters
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-7152
ISSN (Online):1879-2103
Published Online:21 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Statistics and Probability Letters 136:20-24
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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