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318.615.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY I

Cancelled

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Description:

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of program evaluations. Topics to be considered include the evaluation of ongoing programs and test of new interventions being considered for broader adoption; determining whether programs are ‘working’; procedures involved in implementing an evaluation in the field, including potential pitfalls; procedures for collecting and analyzing data.

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Outline the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation and analysis of program evaluation;
Discuss the evaluation of ongoing programs and tests of new interventions being adopted
Describe the basic statistical principles for designing an evaluation;
Examine procedures involved in implementing an evaluation;
Identify the basic ideas of cost-benefit and process analyses; and
Discuss the role of evaluation results in the policy process.

Methods of Assessment: class participation; program evaluation project submitted at the end of part II
Location: East Baltimore
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: No undergraduates permitted
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Students not enrolled in the formal MPP program must obtain permission prior to registering

For consent, contact: jholzer@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course will be offered on the Homewood campus