Analytical Techniques for Public Service I

Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

political science, public administration, women's studies
public administration, regional politics, demography
management science, statistics

Analytical Techniques for Public Service is a two-quarter long Core program for second-year MPA students. Across the two quarters we seek to: understand research methodology; understand why we do research in public service; become competent in quantitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; understand analytical techniques in practice (public policy; budgeting and finance; performance measurement and management; evaluation research; etc); situate analytical techniques in management/public policy (the context); become facile with the critiques of analytical techniques; develop skills in communicating about data (displaying data; presentations) and writing research reports; and become a savvy and sophisticated consumer of research. In the Fall quarter, we focus specifically on questions of design and the application of analytical techniques in public service.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Thur, 9a-5p Sat Dec 13


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 6 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 55


Course Reference Number

(6 GR credits): 10238

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