PUBPOL 301: Truth, Evidence, and Public Policy Analytics

Sound public policy and governance decisions rely on having evidence to support conclusions, as well as having an understanding of the extent of certainty regarding the available evidence. Students will learn qualitative, statistical, experimental, and mixed methods to evaluate: the origins of policy; the management, implementation, and administration of public programs; and the intended and unintended impacts of public policies. Prerequisite: PUBPOL 201; and one of the following: STAT 220, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, or STAT 311.

Current and Past Course Instructors

  • David F. Layton

    Professor of Public Policy & Governance, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs