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318.612.01 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR POLICY MAKING III

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Judy Holzer

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Prerequisite:

318.610 and 318.611

Description:

Presents the core tools that are used in conducting policy analysis. Focuses on the basics of regression analysis and the practical applications to public policy problems. sequence.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Apply statistics methods and tools to policy analysis;
  2. Identify the common difficulties faced in using the different statistical methods;
  3. Conduct a real-world data analysis project using the skills learned throughout the semester;
  4. Communicate statistical outcomes and results in accessible and policy-relevant ways; and
  5. Report statistical analysis results in oral, written and mathematical formats.
Methods of Assessment:

Homework assignments (40%); research project (30%); and final exam (30%)

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course;

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

students enrolled in programs other then the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact:

jholzer@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

This course will be offered on the Homewood Campus.