Big Data Source For 2014 Election Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 4 Subject: Government Type: Essay Paper: #11504040 Related Topics: Election, Presidential Election, United States Presidential Election, Analytical
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Open Data Source for Election 2014

Open data are the data that can be freely redistributed and used by anyone for personal or research purpose. One of the examples of open data is a government data that contain tremendous resources. Moreover, the open government data can assist in making a better decision. By law, the government data should be opened to anybody. Thus, the political analysts and statisticians have taken the advantages of the open data to generate a big data for the U.S. 2014 senate election in order to predict the outcome of the election results.

The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of big data for the analysis of the 2014 U.S. senate election. Since 2012, the big data has played a major role in the U.S. politics. In 2012, the Republican used the

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Despite the benefits that can be derive from big data analytics in predicting election results; the use of big data is still new. By consequent, no comprehensive research paper investigates the role of big data in predicting the U.S. election results. The research will attempt to fill the gap by providing a comprehensive research paper on the role of big data in the 2014 U.S. senate election.

Rationale of the Research

The rationale of the research is to enhance a greater understanding of the policy makers, business community and academic community on the importance of the big data in forecasting the election results in the United States. Big data has played a tremendous role in providing analysis for the U.S. Senate 2014 election. For example, the Republican has turned data into votes using powerful GIS (Geographical Information Systems) software to create an accurate voter targeting. The big data has also assisted in collecting detailed information of more than 250 million American voters. On September 3, 2014, the FiveThirtyEight used the big data to forecast the results of the 36 U.S. Senate elections, and it was forecasted that the Republican would have a 64% chance of winning majority seat in the Senate. Based on the data driven approach from the Big Data, it is revealed that data analytics play a bigger in understanding the voters' sentiment. (The Economist, 2014).

Woodie, (2014) argues that political scientists have been able to discover the strategy to predict…

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Reference

Scherer,(2012). Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win, Time, Nov. 7, 2012.

Shen, G. (2013). Big Data, Analytics and Elections. Analytics Inform.

The Economist (2014). The Republicans win the Senate. The Economists.

Woodie, A. (2014). How Data Analytics Shaped Election Day 2014. Datanami.


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