Academics

Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

Course Number: GAFL 612

This course introduces methods employed in quantitative policy analysis. My primary goal is to equip you to be critical, informed, statistically sophisticated consumers of the research. At the very least, you need to be able to critically read and evaluate empirical policy literature, and this course will give you the skills to do this effectively. A second objective is to get you started on the conceptualization and planning of a personal project. Although the vast majority of you will choose not to complete an empirical scientific study, the knowledge and skills you learn in this course will be useful regardless of the direction you ultimately take.

Semesters Offered

Course Section: 001
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

This course will meet on-campus on the following Fridays from 9:30am-1pm and on the following Saturdays from 2-5:30pm: Fridays September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 1; Saturdays September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 2. This course will meet online on Mondays 6:30-7:30pm.

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Course Description:

This course will help students learn how to make evidence-based decisions in a public sector context. The course will introduce important data analysis skills and help students evaluate the quality of studies undertaken to measure the impact of public policies and programs. This course will meet on-campus on the following Fridays from 9:30am-1pm and on the following Saturdays from 2-5:30pm: Fridays September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 1; Saturdays September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 2. This course will meet online on Mondays 6:30-7:30pm.

Course Section: 001
Day(s): Friday, Saturday
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Hybrid Days and Time:

The class will meet on campus on the following Fridays and Saturdays: January 13-14; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 21-22. Friday classes will meet 9:30am-1:00pm, and Saturday classes will meet 2:00-5:30pm. The class will also meet online weekly on Mondays 6-7pm.

Course Location: On-Campus
Course Description:

Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees)

This course will help students learn how to make evidence-based decisions in a public sector context. The course will introduce important data analysis skills and help students evaluate the quality of studies undertaken to measure the impact of public policies and programs.

The class will meet on campus on the following Fridays and Saturdays: January 13-14; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 21-22. Friday classes will meet 9:30am-1:00pm, and Saturday classes will meet 2:00-5:30pm. The class will meet online weekly on Mondays 6-7pm.

Course Section: 001
Day(s): Monday
Time: 6:00am-7:00pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Hybrid Days and Time:

This class will also meet on campus on the following Fridays and Saturdays: January 13-14; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 21-22. Friday classes will meet 9:30am-1:00pm, and Saturday classes will meet 2:00-5:30pm.

Course Location: Online
Course Description:

Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees)

This course will help students learn how to make evidence-based decisions in a public sector context. The course will introduce important data analysis skills and help students evaluate the quality of studies undertaken to measure the impact of public policies and programs.

The class will meet on campus on the following Fridays and Saturdays: January 13-14; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 21-22. Friday classes will meet 9:30am-1:00pm, and Saturday classes will meet 2:00-5:30pm. The class will meet online weekly on Mondays 6-7pm.

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu