Classes

PUAF 610: Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

This course explores the use of probability and statistics in policy analysis. Through a variety of real-world examples, we discuss how to translate policy questions into forms that can be analyzed quantitatively, assemble data and carry out computations, and interpret and present the results. Special attention is given to understanding the validity of underlying assumptions and the detection of faulty reasoning and analysis.