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Adventures in administrative data: Potential, pitfalls and predictions...




Speaker: Emma White, University of Southampton

Series: City-ESS HQ-NatCen methodology seminar series

The potential of administrative data to augment and replace survey data has been considered for many years around the world. However, questions remain about its utility.  Are there examples to show where this potential been realised? If so, what are the characteristics of the data sources that have supported the success? Why is using administrative data for statistics challenging? What tools and approaches help?

There are many sources of administrative data which could be of great benefit for public good, but major technical, ethical and legislative questions remain. In a world of unprecedented data collection and processing, this talk explores the many-textured landscape of re-using data collected for another purpose.

Emma White leads on GDPR Technical Implementation at the University of Southampton, where she previously managed the Administrative Data Research Centre for England. She has worked with NatCen on administrative data, and was Head of Policy and Analysis for the 2011 Census Outputs with the Office for National Statistics. She holds a PhD in Mathematics and is the Chair of the Market Research Society’s Census and Geodemographics Group.

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5.45pm - 7.15pmTuesday 12th February 2019

C309 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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