Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM028: Policy Analytics: Data Driven Policy Analysis and Evidence Based Decision-making
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Chris Playford (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
In this module you will be introduced to the practice of policy analytics and evidence based decision-making – the application of advanced data mining and analysis to policy analysis and evaluation. As a student you will cover the major concepts addressed in the MSc including the politics of the policy making process, evidence-based decision making, the use of data analysis at each of the policy and decision making stages and the social complexities of policy-making. You will also be introduced to the main data analysis techniques used in policy analytics. You will be asked to integrate substantive topics with research methods and data analysis skills.