Spring 2024 Political Analytics PS5050 section D01

Program Evaluation

Call Number 12638
Day & Time
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
Points 2
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sara Yeganeh
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

Political campaign managers, policymakers, lobbying firms, advocacy organizations, and other professionals operating in the political arena need to be able to distinguish effective programs from ineffectual ones. Electoral campaigns, policy-making initiatives, advocacy efforts, lobbying operations, social movement activities, and media investigations can all be assessed through a program evaluation lens, enabling improved data-based decision-making regarding whether an existing program should be continued, expanded, enhanced, or discontinued. Program evaluation techniques can also be used to assess the potential impact of new programs and to improve the effectiveness of program administration. This course focuses on methods for evaluating program designs, evidence collection, analysis, and interpretation, frameworks for decision-making, and reporting and communicating findings. Students will build upon the foundational knowledge that was established during the Strategic Thinking course and develop practical skills related to various types of program evaluation.

Web Site Vergil
Department Political Analytics
Enrollment 8 students (25 max) as of 2:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject Political Analytics
Number PS5050
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Note Term A 01/16 - 03/01, Online Only
Section key 20241POAN5050KD01