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    University of Massachusetts Boston
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

GERON GR 760 Policy Analysis Techniques


The course introduces students to a variety of formal methods used in policy analysis in gerontology. Topics include methods of legal research; projection techniques; factorial survey designs to determine the normative underpinnings of policy; measurement of inequality; measurement of efficiency in targeting; use of matrices for analysis of goals and alternatives; benefit-cost analysis; assessment of political feasibility; assessment of feasibility of implementation; and evaluation research. Students learn how to apply the various techniques through a series of assignments.

Prerequisite(s): GERON 623

3 Credit(s)