Class 3 practice problem
In the New York City school system, the mean weight of children entering kindergarten
is 40 lbs., with a standard deviation of 5 lbs. Weight is normally distributed.
a) What p
Class 2 practice problem
Problem 1
Compute the means and standard deviations for the students in each of these classes.
Comment on your findings.
Class 1
20 10
40 10
35 5
30 0
25 5
Class 2
31 1
33 3
2
Class 4 Practice Problem
Weight is normally distributed in the kindergarten population with a mean of 40 lbs. and
a standard deviation of 5 lbs. There are 100,000 new kindergarteners each year in New
A policy insider joke: Subsidy is for art.
https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H4E6Ja_cCM
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Introduction to Public Policy
Lecture #7
J. Andrew Sinclair
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Google Trends Data (10/16/17)
Class Today
Preamble:
Fathers a drunkard and mother is dead:
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Introduction to PP.
Week 13 Prohibition I
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Notes on the Schedule
Final Assignme
Fall 2016
Introduction to Public
Policy
Lecture #10
J. Andrew Sinclair
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Wendell Willkie?
January 1941
I struggled as hard as I could to defeat
Franklin
Roosevelt,
1940
Republican
presidential nominee
Spring 2017
Introduction to Public
Policy
Lecture #11
J. Andrew Sinclair
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Political Context,
Welfare Reform Meeting 1993
http:/www.cspan.org/video/?235181/clintoncampaignspeech (at 36:19 until ab
Spring 2017
Introduction to Public
Policy
Lecture #6
J. Andrew Sinclair
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Concepts from Last Week
Equilibrium
Simple games
Prisoners Dilemma
Bargaining (and power)
Public Goods Provision
Collect
Fall 2017
Introduction to Public Policy
Lecture #4
J. Andrew Sinclair
1
Theme: Part I of the Course
The policy process is systematic overall, even if
individual events are hard to predict (1/3):
i. No
Spring 2017
Introduction to Public Policy
Lecture #5
J. Andrew Sinclair
1
Policy Process
Look at the machine: zooming in for rules on
how individuals interact.
Zoom in on what individuals, rather than
Fall 2017
Introduction to Public
Policy
Lecture #3
J. Andrew Sinclair
1
Todays Claim:
This course develops a unique perspective on
what Intro PP. should be.
Todays lectures presents components of th
Spring 2017
Introduction to Public Policy
Lecture #8
J. Andrew Sinclair
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Equilibrium, whether economic or political,
may of course be a rare bird.
Gary Cox (1997)
The long run is a misleading guide t
Spring 2017
Introduction to Public
Policy
Lecture #12
J. Andrew Sinclair
1
Moral Means for Moral Ends?
Good Government &
Public Policy and Administration
If men were angels, no government
would be nec
Fall 2017
Introduction to Public
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J. Andrew Sinclair
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The obligatory inspiring quotation:
No Governor can be held responsible for the
policies and conduct of high officers whom he
do
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PETER BACHRACH AND MOETON S. BARATZ
Bryn Mawr College
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the recent and prolific outpourings of case
studies on community power. Its elusi
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Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
COREGP 1011

Spring 2013
CLASS VI
Hypothesis Testing I
Where we are
Descriptive statistics
Skills
Normal curve
Sampling distribution
Inferential statistics
Estimation
Hypothesis testing with means
1sample
2sample
2+ sample
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Spring 2013
CLASS XI
Bivariate Association II
Bivariate Association: Reminding you where we are
Bivariate = two variables
Last week: two grouped variables
This week: two continuous variables
Regression (the magni
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CLASS XIV: Last Class
Regression with
Dummy Variables
Exam times & locations
The Stat 1 final exam will be held on:
Wednesday May 15th from 6:45pm  8:45pm
Saturday May 18th from 11:00am  1:00pm
Sund
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CLASS XIII
Controlling for Other Variables
Association versus Causation
Storks and Births
Births
30
20
10
0
0
2
4
6
Storks
8
10
What happens to the X Y association
when we consider X2?
When X2 is intr
Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
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Spring 2013
CLASS XI
Bivariate Association II
Bivariate Association: Reminding you where we are
Bivariate = two variables
Last week: two grouped variables
This week, next week: two continuous
variables
Regression
Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
COREGP 1011

Spring 2013
CLASS X
Bivariate Association I
How to answer research
questions
A random sample of 324 residents revealed that 30% were very
satisfied with trash collection. What perfect of the population is less
th
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Spring 2013
CLASS VI
Hypothesis Testing I
Additional application of inferential stats
How to conduct inferential stats when
sample size is small and is unknown (tdist)
General Premise
Hypothesis Test (Significa