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March 22, 2017

Innovations in Federal Statistics

Innovations in Federal Statistics:  Combining Data Sources While Protecting PrivacyA new book from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy, “examines the opportunities and risks of using government administrative and private sector data sources to foster a paradigm shift in federal statistical programs that would combine diverse data sources in a secure manner to enhance federal statistics.” This book is the first of two which considers the problems facing the federal statistical system and what is needed for a paradigm shift.

The book was authored by┬áNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Committee on National Statistics; Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods — including Trivellore Raghunathan — and edited by Robert Groves and Brian A. Harris-Kojetin.