Seminar on Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation A University of Tsukuba
In this class, students will learn impact evaluation methods using data. This class will begin with learning how to set evaluation questions and move on to quantitative analysis. Regarding evaluation methodologies, students will learn: causal inference and counterfactuals, randomized selection methods, regression discontinuity design, difference-in-differences, and matching. Students will be given homework and assignments to advance their understanding and research skills.
By the end of this class, students will have basic knowledge about policy and programme evaluation as well as critically discuss public policies/ programmes being implemented in our society.
1. General-propose competence: communicative ability, team work.2. Degree program competence: research capability, professional knowledge, ethics.
Students are required to take ‘Policy Evaluation A’.
Homework and assignments (50%)Final exam (50%)
1. Operationalizing the impact evaluation design2. Choosing the samples for evaluation3. Making own research questions-Hypothesis4.~6. Conducting policy evaluations ？ preliminary analysis7. Presentation of the results of preliminary analysis8. ~9. Modification of the preliminary analysis10. Final presentation
Online Course Requirement
Students are expected to come every class.This class will be conducted as face-to-face.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university