PAdm 702: Research Methods in Public Administration
PAdm 802: Quantitative Methods for Public Sector Professionals
The course introduces students to evaluation of public programs and public policy. It assumes a working knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis. Students learn how to work with stakeholders to formulate a ‘researchable’ question. Course participants probe the ‘theory’ or program logic behind a program. Students learn about evaluations done before (needs assessment), during (process or formative evaluation) and after (outcome or summative evaluation).
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