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ERIC Number: EJ1131887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Examining the Feasibility and Impact of a Graduate Public Administration Course in Evidence-Informed Policy
Ouimet, Mathieu; Lapointe, Luc; Léon, Grégory
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n2 p149-168 May 2015
A pilot controlled before-and-after design was used to assess the impact of a new master-level course in evidence-informed policy making on students' basic knowledge in evidence-based practice. The primary outcome variable was the mean percentage of pre-post improvement on the knowledge test. In the treatment group, the mean percentage of pre-post improvement to the knowledge test was 36.9% (SD 27.5), compared to 11.3% (SD 19.1) in the control group composed of students exposed to the traditional graduate-level research methodology course in Political Science. However, the mean score on the post-test for the treatment group was only half of the maximum score.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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