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P A 397 P A 397. Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis. 3 Hours.

Survey of the application of a broad range of quantitative models to policy analysis and managerial decision-making: optimization techniques based on calculus and linear programming, probability theory and decision analysis, sampling theory and hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and forecasting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and either one semester each of college algebra, calculus, and statistics or a passing score on the validation exam offered before the beginning of the semester.