Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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DPPG 8500

Intro to Policy & DataAnalysis

This course is a guided introduction to conceptualizing problems and making sense of quantitative information in the policy sphere. The course begins by introducing the theory and practice of policy analysis. The stages of the public policy process and methods for structuring policy inquiry are introduced to provide a means for deconstructing policy problems and asking relevant and practical questions in a policy context.

Next the class is introduced to how such questions are addressed using quantitative tools. Topics to be covered include sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression techniques. This will basically be a primer on applying inferential statistics to policy problems. The course will also include introductory training in the use of innovative statistical software, as well as Excel statistical functions.

Subject:
Development Practice & Policy
Department:
Development Practice & Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
DPPG 8504 *
IPSG 8501
IPSG 8501P
IPSG 8504
DPPG 8501
IPOL 8501
IPOL 8504

Sections

Fall 2019 - MIIS

DPPG8500A-F19 Lecture (Murphy)
DPPG8500B-F19 Lecture (Gopalkrishnan)

Fall 2018 - MIIS

DPPG8500A-F18 Lecture (Murphy)
DPPG8500B-F18 Lecture (Gopalkrishnan)