Role of statisticians in building the UAE knowledge economy

Date
2019
Authors
Hijazi, Rafiq
Saeed, Raed
Alfaki, Ibrahim
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Publisher
University of Salento
Abstract
This paper provides an overview of the use of statistics in the workplace in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the role statistics and statisticians play in the country's endeavors to transform to a KE. The paper further elucidates the gap between statistics education and the labor market needs. Information are garnered from a sample of 104 statisticians and practition- ers with related backgrounds on several issues covering the level of statistical practice in the country, training and professional development and the role statisticians play in supporting research and decision making. Evidence re- veals a growing recognition of the role of statistics in the country. Several limitations, however, were noted including increased shortages in supply of statisticians and a lack of indepth professional training in traditional and emerging statistics topics together with a lack of quality research output. © Università del Salento.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis (2019), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1285/i20705948v12n1p303.
Keywords
Knowledge economy, Statistics education, Statistics in workplace, UAE
Citation
Hijazi, R., Saeed, R., & Alfaki, I. (2019). Role of statisticians in building the UAE knowledge economy. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis, 12(1), 303–319. https://doi.org/10.1285/i20705948v12n1p303