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Analytics, policy, and governance

Author: Jennifer Bachner; Benjamin Ginsberg; Kathryn Wagner Hill
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first textbook on the increasingly important field of government analytics provides invaluable knowledge and training for students of government in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of "big data," which is now an integral part of governance and policy making. Integrating all the major components of this rapidly growing field, this invaluable text explores the intricate relationship of data  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bachner; Benjamin Ginsberg; Kathryn Wagner Hill
ISBN: 9780300208399 0300208391
OCLC Number: 946160344
Description: vi, 261 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jennifer Bachner --
Engaging the data. Measuring political and policy preferences using item response scaling / Joshua D. Clinton --
Causal inference with observational data / Justin Esarey --
Causal inference with experimental data / David W. Nickerson --
Emerging data sources and techniques. Descriptive network analysis : interest group lobbying dynamics around immigration policy / Alexander Furnas and Lee Drutman --
Learning from place in the era of geolocation / Ryan T. Moore and Andrew Reeves --
Text analysis : estimating policy preferences from written and spoken words / Kenneth Benoit and Alexander Herzog --
Machine learning and governance / Alex C. Engler --
Implications for governance. Governing a data-driven society / Kathryn Wagner Hill --
Big data and privacy / Priscilla M. Regan --
Reflections on analytics : knowledge and power / Benjamin Ginsberg.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, and Kathryn Wagner Hill.

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"This book is well written and an essential aid for work in this realm, and gives advanced students many tools with which to design projects and draw conclusions from them."-Choice * Choice *

 
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