What is big in big data? A sampling statistician perspective
Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca
Friday 21st April 2023
Aula Saleri - Seminari VI piano
BigData users as well as BigData research community are fast growing bigger and bigger while statisticians at large seem to be growing divided between enthusiastic and worried, when not downright hostile. Is BigData also a big step ahead to extract information and actual knowledge from data? Is BigData underplaying statistical inference as we know it? Supplanting stats methodology as a low-cost futuristic option? As a (mainly) sampling statistician, in this webinar I shall try to decipher the multifaceted relationship connecting BigData to statistical and to sampling methodology, starting with the still blurry definition of BigData and discussing some very personal considerations and views.