"Analytics, Policy, and Governance" by Jennifer Bachner

Analytics, Policy, and Governance Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill

Publication date:
07 Feb 2017
Yale University Press
272 pages: 254 x 178 x 16mm
33 b-w illus.

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.

“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