2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Analytical Techniques for Public Service II

Winter quarter

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

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20278 (6 GR)  Conditions Open to admitted MPA students only

Credits: 6(W)

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 Winter, we respond to the following questions: 1) What are the various approaches to conducting social science research?   2) How do we analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data? 3) How do we turn data into information and information into decisions? 4) How do we present useful information?  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-5p Sat (Mar12)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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