Data Science and Public Policy, Part 2

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This is the second post (look here for the first one) in a series where we look at what data science can do for decision makers, analysts and program managers in the public and social sectors. Although this specific analysis will focus on the political preferences of a certain population, the methodology is applicable much more broadly. It could also inform what types of food displaced people prefer to have when given a choice or how a community with different groups could be best educated about […]

Data Science and Public Policy, Part 1

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 This is the first post of a series that seeks to introduce data science to people in the field of public policy and politics and people interested in computational social science. Therefore, we will start slowly and introduce basic concepts first to gradually increase the level — and with that also increase the power of the methods applied. Our series will cover these topics, amongst others: Why data science (this post) Basic terminology and exploratory analysis Applying network science methods Combining new unsupervised machine learning methods with […]