Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 5-day intensive workshop yearly
Course context
Reserved for participants of the ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program.
Topic description
This topic examines the use of evidence to support policy and decision-making in the public sector. The topic assists students to become more critical users of information and evidence and to develop skills in commissioning research and analysis to inform decision-making.
Educational aims
The topic examines the use of evidence to support policy and decision-making in the public sector. The topic assists students to become more critical users of information and evidence and to develop skills in commissioning research and analysis to inform decision-making.
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic will:
  • be able to accurately use, interpret and draw inferences from information gathered as evidence to support decision-making
  • be aware of the strengths, weaknesses and suitability of selected quantitative and qualitative methods for gathering evidence
  • know how to commission information gathering and analysis to support management and policy decision making
  • understand how the policy system and organisational context affects the use of evidence and analysis in public decision-making.