Quantitative Research Methods for Policy Analysis
The role of quantitative analysis in public policy analysis and evaluation; quantitative research design; data collection and measurement; data description, descriptive statistics, measures of dispersion; probability, different quantitative techniques, introduction to statistical inference; hypothesis testing, null hypothesis, logic of testing, sample t-test; cross-tabulation, comparisons of group means, chi-squared statistics; correlation and its usefulness; regression, bivariate regression, assumptions of regression analysis; and empirical policy analysis
- download course syllabus (1/2019) here
- Quantitative Research Methods for Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration: 3rd Edition With Applications in R
by Hank C. Jenkins-Smith Joseph T. Ripberger Gary Copeland Matthew C. Nowlin Tyler Hughes Aaron L. Fister Wesley Wehde
- Angrist, D. and Pischke, J. (2008) Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion.
- Access World Bank Data with R link