SOPY4005 Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3 units)
- SOPY3045 Social Research
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The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts and methods in policy analysis and evaluation. In this course, students will learn to define problems and goals in making a policy, identify appropriate research techniques, gather information, formulate policy solution alternatives and systematically compare and evaluate the alternatives. Besides, they will be given the opportunity to approach policy issues within the relevant social, cultural and historical context in Hong Kong and great China. The course will help students not only to understand various factors that influence policy making and policy outcomes, but also theoretical foundations and methodologies in conducting ex-ante evaluations versus ex-post evaluations, cost-benefit analysis, interpretive policy analysis and others.
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