POLS 7370X Policy Evaluation
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 737.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
The nature, purposes, and methodology of policy evaluation. The relationship between policy evaluation and policy analysis. Description and differentiation of summative, goal-free, utilization-focused, formative, and cost- effectiveness evaluation. Analysis of various kinds of experimental, quasi-experimental, reflexive, process, and cost-effectiveness research designs for policy evaluation. Diagnosis of validity problems associated with each design.