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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Michael Giandrea
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
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):
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
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00
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, room TBA.