October 12, 2020 presentation for STAT 190/290/390 class on policy origins of U.S. public policy data.


Provides detailed introduction and overview of public policy origins of U.S. data. Shows how congressional legislation and Office of Management and Budget documents influence compilation and dissemination of U.S. Government data. Stresses how Indiana General Assembly requirements influence compilation of Indiana state agency data and Indiana local government agency data. Places emphasis on roles played in data compilation and dissemination by public policy research institutions/think tanks. Concludes by stressing limitations of data collection by governmental and non-governmental entities.


government statistics, public policy research, data privacy, data methodology, public administration, congressional oversight

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