This course focuses on the use of social science research methods, ethics, and evaluation theories to assess public/non-profit outcomes. Students will use quantitative and qualitative research methods and program evaluation tools to answer important organizational questions related to process, resources, outputs, and outcomes; several research evaluation tools will be introduced. Students will also investigate best practices in research ethics, protections, and confidentiality. Finally, students will learn to apply (and possibly modify) assessment tools used in sustainable development.
Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA and MPA and research programs, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.