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Module Title LM Policy Evaluation
SchoolCOS - College Hub
Department COS - College Hub
Module Code 08 22563
Module Lead Prof Martin Powell
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Description This module explores the different approaches to policy evaluation and their benefits and limitations. It gives guidance on how to assess existing evaluations and on carrying out policy evaluations.
Day One
Evaluation and Public Policy (What is Policy Evaluation?; Evaluation and the Policy Process; Evaluation and Stakeholders)
Developing Evaluation Designs (Criteria/What?; Types of Evaluation; Evaluation Design
Day Two
Data Collection (validity and reliability); Managing Evaluation (critiques and practical examples)
Learning Outcomes By the end of this module the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the principles of policy evaluation;
  • Critically assess the different approaches to policy evaluation and its design, and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Critically assess existing policy evaluations, and advise on appropriate application in different contexts;
  • Draw appropriate inferences, including making judgements in the absence of reliable and complete data, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Evaluate policy
Assessment 22563-01 : 3,000 word evaluation report : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: Assignment: 2,000 words
Reassessment: Resubmission of summative assignment
Other None
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