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Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

Why "Intelligent Openness" is Especially Important When Content is Disaggregated
Limor Peer

December 22, 2014

The publication of disaggregated content means ensuring the content is usable, not just accessible, persistent, and citable.

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Small, Old, but Vital: Established Small Businesses and the Innovation Economy
Matthew Regele

December 8, 2014

Small businesses can be critical facilitators of innovation.

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Funding Off-Patent Cancer Drug Development to Reduce Costs of Treatment
Rebecca McKibbin

December 3, 2014

Other options for financing research and development of new drugs.

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Beyond the Election: Who Controls Presidential Policy
Patrick O'Brien

November 6, 2014

The president appoints a team of principals that all but sets the choice of policy alternatives.

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Rejecting the Biological Clock
Jenna Healey

October 30, 2014

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The technical solutions for postponing childbirth distracts us from the policy solutions.

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The Democratic Virtues of Teaching Statistics
Jerome Schafer

October 15, 2014

Educating citizens in basic statistical concepts may improve voter competence.

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Health Care’s Older Brother: The Long-Term Care Crisis
Corina Mommaerts

October 10, 2014

Long-term care costs are growing, and we need a better way to pay for it: catastrophic coverage.

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Affordable Care Act: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Politics
Bao Bao Zhang

September 23, 2014

How will the ACA affect enrollees' electoral participation and civic engagement?

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Do Alternatives to Police Militarization Exist?
Tony Cheng

September 12, 2014

The benefits of having street outreach workers as intermediaries between communities and police.

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Cooperating with the Future: Q&A with David Rand
Limor Peer

June 25, 2014

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If enough people have prosocial preferences and care about the future, democracy can work

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The Power to Condemn Elections?
Susan Hyde

May 28, 2014

The Egyptian elections and the presence of international observers.

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A Look at Essential Data-Related Challenges for Research in Political Science
Michelle Hudson

April 25, 2014

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Imagine you want to collect data in a war zone.

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Alaska’s Child-Care Center for Legislators Highlights Challenges of Working Parents
Rachel Silbermann

April 23, 2014

Alaska has become the only state that provides child care for state legislators and staffers.

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How We Think Affects What We Think About Public Policies
Jamie Luguri

April 17, 2014

Social psychology research on how abstract thinking might reduce political polarization.

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Digital Reporting as a Community Empowerment Tool
Tony Cheng

April 14, 2014

A follow up report on the digital reporting event, "Crime Beat 3.0."

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The Costs of Complexity in Policy Design
Gabe Scheffler

April 9, 2014

Complexity undermines the public's confidence and trust in government.

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It's Not Just Who You Know: The Failure of Lobbying Reform
Lara Chausow

March 27, 2014

Why the reform law doesn't end revolving door lobbyists.

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Can State-Level Legislative Reform Ensure Due Process Protections for Debtors?
Michelle Grisé

March 25, 2014

Lawmakers in several states have enacted legislation designed to better protect debtors.

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Mind the Gap: Data They Share May Not Be Data You Can Use
Limor Peer

March 6, 2014

We could find ourselves with a proliferation of research products we can’t really use.

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