2010-11 Catalog

Decorative graphic

Offering Description

Analytical Techniques for Public Service I

Fall quarter

Faculty: Timothy Winchell , Glenn Landram management science, statistics, Amy Gould political science, public policy

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10328 (6 GR)  

Credits: 6(F)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening and Weekend



Analytical Techniques for Public Service is a two-quarter course sequence for second year MPA students. Each quarter focuses on approaches to applied research in public administration, public policy and non-profits with an emphasis on issues relevant to governments. In the Fall, the following questions frame the work: 1) What are the modes of inquiry that have framed and are framing the field of public administration?  2) What is involved in producing the inputs, outputs, and outcomes for data analysis? 3) How do we turn data into information and information into decisions? 4) How are analytical techniques practiced in everyday public service? Our intent is to gain a better understanding of how to approach, critique, use, analyze, and communicate research in public service.

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Thurs 9a-3p Sat (Dec 11)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com