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Policy Recommendations and Analyses
- Develop policy recommendations based on ideal and practical alternatives for a given stakeholder.
- Explain the differences between the tools used to analyze private and public sector policy decisions.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of cost-benefit analysis when examining programs and policies.
Evaluation and Argumentation
- Compare modes of policy argumentation.
- Explain the effect of ethics on program evaluation and the potential for conflict of ethics with analytical results.
- Identify the various approaches to program evaluation and the effect of community situations on the selection of approach.
- Identify internal and external factors that influence how results are communicated.
- Demonstrate the various ways that analyses and results may be used to inform policy decisions.
- Develop an effective presentation to advocate a program analysis to stakeholders.
- Design a policy recommendation using appropriate performance measurement tools.
- Propose recommendations for program improvements.
Policy Models and Program Evaluation
- Explain the process of policy analysis in the larger context of program evaluation.
- Identify the common attributes of the policy-making process, policy models, and the policy cycle.
- Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative performance measures.
Forecasting Models and Data Collection
- Evaluate models of forecasting and their value to program evaluation.
- Describe the use of futures (predictions) in goals and agenda setting.
- Determine which information might be valuable for various types of policy evaluation.
- Develop program performance measures based on program goals and objectives.
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