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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Public Policy and Public Administration (PPPA)
Philosophical Foundations of Policy and Administrative Research
Philosoph. Fndtns/Policy Rsch
Fall 2015
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public policy and administration doctoral candidates who have taken and passed the qualifying examination and completed all required course work in a policy or public administration field



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Philosophy of science as applied to research in public policy and public administration. The nature of and current problems related to epistemology, development and role of theories, and relationships among theory, methodology, and empirical data. Credit for this course may be applied toward the dissertation credit requirement.
1. To stimulate and raise awareness of the relation between philosophical concerns and social science research 2. To surface implicit assumptions that underlie scholarly traditions 3. To develop the students' ability to engage in critical and reflective appreciation of public policy and public administration scholarship.
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