318.612.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
W 5:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Apply statistics methods and tools to policy analysis;
    • Identify the common difficulties faced in using the different statistical methods;
    • Conduct a real-world data analysis project using the skills learned throughout the semester;
    • Communicate statistical outcomes and results in accessible and policy-relevant ways; and
    • Report statistical analysis results in oral, written and mathematical formats.
  • Course Description

    Presents the core tools that are used in conducting policy analysis. Focuses on the basics of regression analysis and the practical applications to public policy problems. sequence.

  • Intended Audience

    Students enrolled in the MPP program

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Homework assignments (40%); research project (30%); and final exam (30%)

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    318.610 and 318.611

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.