Big data: a quest for policy

This article explores the (potential) impact of big data on policy and policy research. Smart devices generate an ever-increasing volume, variety and velocity of data (so called big data). The expectation is that big data will play a significant role in policy-making processes and policy research. However, to capture the …

Big data for official statistics

The 2014 ESS “Big Data in Official Statistics” event, organised in Rome on 31 st March and 1st April 2014, aimed at contributing to the implementation of the Scheveningen Memorandum, by achieving the following objectives: Increasing awareness of the Big Data challenges in the ESS and propose ways to address …