Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 4145 - Policy Implementation and Evaluation

Examines what factors affect the performance of public programs and organizations. Surveys the processes of policy formulation and implementation within the context of politics. Analyzes governmental interventions in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness. Investigates how statistical methods can be applied to evaluations of governmental interventions. Demonstrates how to operationalize various components of public programs in order to conduct statistical analysis.

Requisites: 9 Hours in POLS including 2000
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Assessing program impacts (performance measurement: statistical analysis of public program results).
  • Designing evaluation methods (performance measurement: developing evaluation plan sheets).
  • Outlining program implementation line (performance measurement: creating an outcome line of public programs).
  • Understand how public policies are formulated.

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