The Role of Think Tanks in American Politics

The Role of Think Tanks in American Politics

Secondary data analysis can be described as the analysis of data collected by someone other than the scholar doing the research. Think tanks are organizations that conduct research and usually engage in advocacy in public policy. Pick two think tanks that research your selected policy issue and analyze their structures, finances, and positions. What are their policy agendas? How do these agendas translate into their research? How are they funded? What are the dangers associated with think tanks? The paper must be 3–4 pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must include at least four sources, which may include your course text. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For additional details, please refer to the Short Paper Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubric section of the course. This video discusses the history of think tanks, their influence in Congress, and how a think tank moves a public policy issue through the political process. Students may experience varying amounts of time for this resource to load, depending on the speed of their internet connection. This video is 1 hour and 4 minutes in length. https://www.c-span.org/video/?317128-1/role-think-tanks-lobbying-advocacy