ADMN 621

Policy and Program Evaluation and Performance

Units: 1.5

Evaluates and compares different sources of information and methodologies that policy-makers and policy analysts use to inform policy debates and decisions, implementation and management strategies, accountabilities, and program reviews. Topics include meta-analysis, cost-benefit analysis, quasi-experiments, program evaluation, performance measurement, smart practices, and other quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Explores the challenges of securing reliable and valid data, the trade-off between high quality and timely information, and conveying complex findings. These approaches and challenges are explored through intensive assessments of existing studies, cases and projects.

Graduate course in the Public Administration program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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