An analysis of MuckRock's FOIA requests

Oct. 5, 2018

Analysis of how perceived ethnicity affects FOIA response times, and produced content based on public documents.

While at MuckRock, I took on a project investigating if, and how, the perceived ethnicity of the requester impacts how a FOIA request is processed.

This project utilized MuckRock's API, a Python tool called ethnicolr for predicting race and ethnicity based on name, and a Python implementation of survival analysis called lifelines.

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