Course Schedule

Below you will find a listing of courses. You can narrow your course search by day, location or instructor.

MPPA 401-DL : Research Methods


This course provides students with a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodology frequently used in social science and policy research. The course content includes research question formation, observation and interview based research methods, analysis of qualitative data, survey development, and weighting and sampling techniques. Students will have the opportunity to apply methods to pursue a research topic of their own design. An overview of publicly available quantitative data will be provided, and comparative policy research will be discussed.

Required as a core course for students admitted for fall 2012 and after. Counts toward all MPPA specializations as an elective for students admitted prior to fall 2012.

^ Back to top ^