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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

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):
After completing this course, you should 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; and
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
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, 318.611 and 318.612

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course will be taught on the Homewood campus.