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PPAD 724. Seminar in Advanced Analytical Methods. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PPAD 721 and PPAD 722, both with a minimum grade of B. Enrollment restricted to students in the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program or with permission of instructor. This seminar is the final in a three-course sequence that introduces students to methods of research and its many different applications in public policy analysis and management. Building upon the knowledge and skills learned in the prerequisite courses, students will be trained to tackle some of the advanced statistical techniques in various applied public policy and management settings. The final sequence is especially intended for doctoral students who are serious about publishing in top peer-reviewed public policy and public management journals using quantitative techniques.