Thursday, August 2, 2018

APPAM is the Natural Place to Encourage New Scholars in our Field | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

I can still remember my first APPAM presentation in 1993 like it was yesterday. It was at 8 am on a Friday and all six of the panel members were from the West Coast, so we were bleary-eyed and tired. On my panel was a former university system provost, two leading scholars on higher ed governance, the President and CEO of the leading national nonprofit, a senior economist from a renowned think tank, and me—a graduate student at the RAND Graduate School. What an amazing opportunity!


Member Forum: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

June 8, 2018 10:20 AM

2018 Institutional Member Forum

September 13, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Mathematica Policy Research (1100 1st Street, NE)

Mathematica_Anniverary_Logo_4_colorIn 1968, Mathematica led the nation’s first major social research experiment, which helped spur a revolution in the application of social science to public policies and programs. For more than four decades, researchers tinkered on the margins of their methods, but the “gold standard’ of social science remained much the same.

The proliferation of new digital data sources and the development of new programming languages that can quickly make sense of these data are changing the nature of how public policy makers and the general public understand how government works – and when it doesn’t.

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Initially, many established social science researchers scoffed at the idea that their computer science colleagues could find meaningful ways to harness big data for public good, but more and more data scientists are doing just that. This discussion will focus on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

The event, held at Mathematica's Washington, DC office (1100 1st Street, NE), and online, will feature opening remarks from Paul Decker, president and CEO of Mathematica, and a moderated discussion including:


Following the event, in-person attendees are invited to join us for a lunch reception beginning at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

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A video stream of the event will also be available online for live and on-demand viewing. You may specify whether you will attend in person or online during the registration process.


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