In previous posts in our data mining series, we laid out our initial technical framework for guiding data mining projects, then supplemented that with plug-ins to facilitate its use for R&I policy research specifically. These plug-ins helped to overcome the challenge of applying a generic framework to a specific thematic area. However, there was another major challenge that we identified in using data mining for policy research, and this difficulty prompted another revision: the reorientation of the framework to include a scoping phase. This week’s post explores that challenge and how the reorientation helps to solve it. Take a look!