While the BigData-native statistical community is growing larger, sampling statisticians seem to grow divided between enthusiastic and worried. Is BigData also a big step ahead to extract trustful information and actual knowledge from data? Is BigData underplaying sampling theory? Supplanting it as a low-cost futuristic option? In this webinar I shall try and decipher the multifaceted relationship connecting BigData and Sampling methodology, starting with the blurry definition of BigData, discussing the non-probabilistic data generating mechanism, passing through different kind of data, of application contexts and goals, to end with some very personal considerations and views.
- Fulvia Mecatti