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Why the MPA theoretical frameworks are invaluable for complex problem solving

Ulsrud, Knut (2016) Why the MPA theoretical frameworks are invaluable for complex problem solving. LSE Institute of Public Affairs Blog (12 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

How helpful is the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme for those aspiring to be practitioners? During a recent consulting engagement, I was reminded of how valuable theories can be for understanding complex questions. Using the cost/benefit analysis framework taught in the EC455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis course, I was able to quantify the benefits from potentially improved HR management in the Government of Alberta (GOA), Canada. This example shows how analytical skills and theoretical approaches can complement, or be as valuable as expert knowledge.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ipa/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE Institute of Public Affairs Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 13:07
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79962

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