64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Using Big Data for official Statistics


This study aims to reveal the mechanisms and role of big data in the development of official statistics. data ", while traditional methods of producing official statistics in terms of data sources depend mainly on surveys and administrative records data and their delays in meeting the needs of beneficiaries of official statistics, access to data produced by our electronic devices as well as by the Internet and through social networks has emerged.
In order to achieve the study's objective, previous studies and the experiences of some States and organizations in the use of big data for the development of official statistics have been surveyed using the descriptive research curriculum through previous studies and literature that enables the researcher to access them.
The study concluded the importance of building the capacity of specialized personnel in various areas of information technology; to assist in analyzing big data and producing official statistics. and the need to raise awareness of the importance of big data among those working in the official statistical sector from leaders and employees in public and private institutions. Also, work to build a national strategy for the development of official statistics using non-traditional data sources, including big data. The data available to various government and private entities and social media are invested through pilot projects to produce official statistics. The study also emphasized the need for a national governance framework to ensure the security and protection of statistical items' data privacy.
Keywords: big data, official statistics, IT.


Figure (6) A General Framework for Statistical Data Sources and Structures

Table 1 The roles and Skills of those Responsible for Big Data Management

Figure (5) How Distributed Systems Work