132.213 Policy Analysis and Evaluation (15 credits)

This course examines the theory and principles of policy analysis and evaluation in the context of planning and develops skills in fundamental qualitative and quantitative methods.

Changes have been made to this course. Information provided here only applies to 2018 enrolments.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Ms Emma Fergusson
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Special notes

  • Attendance at a compulsory weekly 2 hour computer lab is required.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 16 July, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 30 July, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 15 October, 2018

Fees


Course fees for 2018

  • Domestic Students: NZD $862.66 *
  • International Students NZD $4,165.00 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply 2018 enrolments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of policy, plan and programme analysis and evaluation.
  2. Apply a range of tools for analysis and evaluation in different contexts competently.
  3. Demonstrate creative and critical thinking about planning policy.
  4. Present analytical findings and policy recommendations in a professional manner.
  5. Explain the strengths and limitations of a range of analytical and evaluative tools.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Weighting Note
1 Short Answer 15.0%
2 Essay 25.0%
3 Research Presentation 20.0%
4 Invigilated Examination 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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