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318.613.01 Statistical Analysis for Policy Making IV

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  5:30 - 8:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Michael Giandrea
Course Instructor :
  • Michael D. Giandrea

318.610, 318.611 and 318.612


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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply statistics methods and tools to policy analysis
  2. Identify the common difficulties faced in using the different statistical methods
  3. Conduct a real-world data analysis project using the skills learned throughout the semester
  4. Communicate statistical outcomes and results in accessible and policy-relevant ways
  5. Report statistical analysis results in oral, written and mathematical formats
Methods of Assessment:

Homework assignments (40%); research project (30%); and final exam (30%)


Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course;

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

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

For consent, contact: