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318.615.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY I

Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Felicia Roane
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
  • Larry Orr
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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will 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
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
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 6:30
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
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: froane@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

318.610-613 or 140.621-624

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