This course will provide the landscape of policy analysis
in real-world settings using a continuum of data tool approaches. Since
policy development and implementation occurs in diverse and fast-paced
environments, approaches to studying research and policy questions that
keep pace with policymakers will be described. Data approaches from
individual case studies to large, publicly available data sets will be
reviewed and used. Policy products (e.g., policy briefs, infographics)
that resonate with policymakers and constituents will be the key
deliverables generated and provide scaffolding for future policy
analysis and dissemination.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify, describe, and execute policy analysis methods
- Utilize data to form and answer policy questions
- Create engaging policy products that contribute to policy solutions
Prerequisite knowledge: Prior working knowledge of the three branches of the US government is recommended for this course.
Instructors: Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS, director, Policy and Analytics Center, assistant professor, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University; Kaitlin Koffer Miller, MPH, policy project manager, Policy and Analytics Center, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.