Applied Research Methods in Public Policy

MPP 603

(3 units)

This course emphasizes the application of research methodology and statistical techniques for evaluating the performance of public policy decisions. Students should be able to understand and apply basic research design methodology and interpret results. The course provides both a theoretical foundation and practical applications of these methods, including variance, regression, cost-benefit analysis, survey sampling, and other tools of evaluation. Included is an introduction to the rich sources of data available on the internet.