API-201 C: Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

Semester: Fall

Credit: 4.0

Faculty: Dan Levy


Day Time Location
First Day 8/31
Meet Day T/Th 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Littauer Bldg 280 (HKS)


Introduces students to concepts and techniques essential to the analysis of public policy issues. Provides an introduction to probability, statistics, and decision analysis emphasizing the ways in which these tools are applied to practical policy questions. Topics include: descriptive statistics; basic probability; conditional probability; Bayes' rule; decision making under uncertainty; statistical inference; hypothesis testing; and bivariate regression analysis. The course also provides students an opportunity to become proficient in the use of computer software widely used in analyzing quantitative data.

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