Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Tools for Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
0.5 Credit

In a world of finite resources, politicians, policy analysts and the public need information to determine which policies or programs are effective in meeting their diverse goals. This course trains students as skilled users and consumers of the quantitative and qualitative information commonly found in policy studies, evaluations and reports. The course includes training in the acquisition,
manipulation and analysis of data, the use of common statistical software, and the critical evaluation of empirical studies.