Analytics, Policy, and Governance

Edited by Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, and Kathryn Wagner Hill

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The first available textbook on the rapidly growing and increasingly important field of government analytics

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 analytics to governance while providing innovative strategies for the retrieval and management of information.

Jennifer Bachner is director of the Master of Science in Government Analytics at Johns Hopkins. Benjamin Ginsberg is David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and chair of Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins. Kathryn Wagner Hill is director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins.

"I can't think of a single book that even attempts to do what this volume does."—Kevin Quinn, University of California, Berkeley

"The authors address a much needed gap in academically-grounded literature in the field of data analytics."—Vanessa Melinda Perez, Johns Hopkins University

"Analytics, Policy, and Governance provides a comprehensive and much needed guide to the use of statistics in policy-making. This book provides students, researchers, and analysts with the tools to navigate the new era of evidence based policy making."—Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University

“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
ISBN: 9780300208399
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
272 pages, 7 x 10
33 b/w illus.
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