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Clark University    
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

MPA 3900 - Research Methods and Strategies

Explores the many public policy and managerial problems that require administrators to gather information to arrive at solutions. The action research model focuses on the application of research techniques to program evaluation and the analysis of outcomes in an organizational setting. This course surveys the analytical skills necessary to design and implement such research projects and covers skills such as problem analysis, research strategy, questionnaire development, sampling techniques and data analysis. The course emphasizes qualitative and interpretive techniques. Statistical analysis will focus on appropriate application and interpretation of various techniques, with some hands-on computer analysis.