MPA 732: Analytic Methods
This course is designed to familiarize students with the collection and analysis of data for public administration purposes. The intent of the course is to provide students with an opportunity for the definition, conceptualization, design and implementation of research and analysis on issues of current public interest. The course emphasizes research design and methodology. Students will get experience in the collection and analysis of a data set of their choice (with consent of instructor). Students will be exposed to each phase in the research design process, including specification of a research question, literature review, methodology, discussion of results and conclusion.