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On the role of statistics in the era of big data: A call for a debate

Piercesare Secchi

Statistics & Probability Letters, 2018, vol. 136, issue C, 10-14

Abstract: While discussing the plenary talk of Dunson (2016) at the 48th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society, I formulated a few general questions on the role of statistics in the era of big data which stimulated an interesting debate. They are reported here with the aim of engaging a larger audience on an issue which promises to change radically our discipline and, more generally, science as we know it. But is it so?

Keywords: Big data analytics; High dimensional and complex data; Two cultures; Teaching statistics; Distributed inference; Data integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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