PS 500 Advanced Research Methods

This class explores quantitative and qualitative approaches to public policy analysis. The course begins with understanding how to identify and articulate research questions. Framing a research project, including the processes of conceptualization, measurement, and sampling, will be discussed. The course will then investigate a variety of methodological approaches to public policy research. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of quantitative data. As a key feature of the class, students will be expected to undertake their own independent research project.




Admission to the Masters in Public Policy or permission of instructor.

General Education


  • Spring