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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social SciencesMethods That Matter$
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Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329367

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.001.0001

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‘Big data’ and policy learning

‘Big data’ and policy learning

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(p.143) Eight ‘Big data’ and policy learning
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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences
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Patrick Dunleavy

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.003.0009

This chapter explores how the revolutionary capacity of analysing Big Data to understand human behaviour is only just beginning to be exploited by social science, and it opens new opportunities for discovery for policy makers. Again, this chapter will explore its social science foundations, some applications to policy and then address strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords:   Big Data, human behaviour, policy makers, social science, policy

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