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PPA 500 - Research Methods for Public Policy and Admin

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Introduction to the design, logic, and ethics of research methods appropriate for the evaluation of policies and programs before, during, and after implementation. Graduate standing.


Victoria Gordon
Victoria Gordon

Victoria Gordon is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois—Springfield Doctor of Public Administration program. Dr. Gordon is a recently retired professor where she taught for sixteen years in the Department of Political Science, Master of Public Administration program, and served as the Director of the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Dr. Gordon has a decade of practical experience in local government administration and her areas of research interest include municipal finance and human resources management. Her work is published in Economic Development Quarterly, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Affairs Education and Public Voices. Dr. Gordon is the author of two books–Maternity Leave: Policy and Practice and Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Governments.