Wednesday, June 27, 2012

And Now, for Something a Little Different . . . | Director's Blog - US Census Bureau

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Several posts ago, I outlined a set of thoughts (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part IPart IIPart III) of how statistical agencies might navigate the future.  How should they react to massive data sets that are being produced daily through internet search, social media, and administrative data processing?  Can these sources of information about social and economic activities be combined in some effective way to reduce the burden of the American public in responding to surveys and censuses?  How should agencies react to increasing demands for more timely and more disaggregated statistical information on the society and the economy?

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