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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Michael Giandrea
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
  • Michael Giandrea

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Apply statistics methods and tools to policy analysis
Identify the common difficulties faced in using the different statistical methods
Conduct a real-world data analysis project using the skills learned throughout the semester
Communicate statistical outcomes and results in accessible and policy-relevant ways
Report statistical analysis results in oral, written and mathematical formats

Methods of Assessment: Homework assignments (40%); research project (30%); and final exam (30%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

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

For consent, contact:

318.610 and 318.611

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail