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318.621.01 Data Analysis Workshop in Public Policy I


Health Policy and Management
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Carey Borkoski
Course Instructor :
  • Carey Borkoski

318.610 and 318.611 and concurrent registration in 318.612 and 318.613


Focuses on the application of statistical techniques learned in Statistical Analysis I –IV. Introduces students to STATA and develops skills in applying statistical techniques to a real-world data project. Concurrent registration with 318.612 and 318.613 required.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the purpose of various STATA tools, including commands, do files and log files
  2. Perform various statistical operations using STATA
  3. Design a program to conduct a statistical analysis of a data set
  4. Interpret output from STATA and identify the policy significance (if any) in the results
  5. Use STATA to conduct a complete data analysis project that includes finding and cleaning the data set, creating variables, analyzing the data and completing a formal report on the findings
Methods of Assessment:

in-class assignments and analysis project


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 than the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact: