Program Evaluation and Data Analysis

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Course Number: 
GAFL 641

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core



  • Spring 2021

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)

On-campus meetings will be modified for spring 2021 in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

Spring 2021 on-campus meetings will be held on the following Saturdays 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (break for lunch from 1 - 2): January 16, February 20, March 20, and April 24. Class will meet online on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm.

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Course Description: 

This course introduces program evaluation in the context of research methods. Students learn about design and the application of data collection skills to all phases of program/service delivery from needs assessment to analysis of findings to implementation of changes based on results. Students learn to appreciate how these skills can be used as practical tools for identifying problems to developing and implementing programs. This applied course provides students with practical experiences to apply guidelines of evaluation and research methods in actual program evaluation projects in Philadelphia.

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee. 

Prerequisites: GAFL 612 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326