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The federal statistical system : its vulnerability matters more than you think

Author: Kenneth Prewitt; American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, ©2010.
Series: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 631.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Prewitt; American Academy of Political and Social Science.
ISBN: 9781412992572 1412992575 9781412992589 1412992583
OCLC Number: 656627789
Notes: "September 2010."
Description: 238 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction --
Science starts not after measurement, but with measurement / Kenneth Prewitt --
Section One : Federal Statistics and the Nation's Infrastructure for Science and Policy --
Social science data and the shaping of national policy / John P. Holdren --
Federal statistics : understanding a crucial resource / Katherine K. Wallman --
The importance of federal statistics for advancing science and indentifying policy options / Ralph Cicerone --
The need to get the right health statistics and to get the health statistics right / Harvey Fineberg --
In engineering: why it is critical to have quality statistics and scientifically sound statistical analysis / Charles Vest --
Section Two : Who Uses Federal Statistics? --
The Government --
Federal statistics in the policy making process / Peter R. Orszag --
The Government Accountability Office and congressional uses of federal statistics / Nancy Kingsbury --Designing a new architecture for the U.S. national accounts / Dale W. Jorgenson --
The federal statistical system : the local government perspective / Joseph J. Salvo and Arun Peter Lobo --
The Public and the Press --
Indicators and the federal statistical system : an essential but fraught partnership / Norman M. Bradburn and Carolyn J. E. Fuqua --
The media as consumers of statistics / Paul Overberg --
Social Sciences --
Immigration statistics for the twenty-first century / Douglas S. Massey --
Why American families need the Census / Stephanie Coontz --
Section Three : Where Do Federal Statistics Come from? --
The Census and the federal statistical system : historical perspectives / Margo Anderson --
The structure and activities of the U.S. federal statistical system : history and recurrent challenges / Robert M. Groves --
Section Four : Strengthening the Statistical System --
The role of the federal statistical system in evidence-based policymaking, or how to make the statistical system essential / Michael J. O'Grady --
The federal statistical system and the four 'I"s / Stephen E. Fienberg --
Future of innovation in the federal statistical system / Hermann Habermann --
Why we need one statistical agency / Janet L. Norwood --
Section Five : Protecting the System from Political Interference --
Principles and practices for the federal statistical system : the view from the Committee on National Statistics / William F. Eddy, Constance F. Citro, and Daniel L. Cork --
What is political interference in federal statistics? / Kenneth Prewitt.
Series Title: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 631.
Responsibility: special editor, Kenneth Prewitt.

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