An Introduction to Policy Analysis Concepts and Practice For The Real World!

Last course update: December 14, 2016


Master the skills that policy analysts use everyday to evaluate and solve public problems! Learn basic concepts, tools and techniques through this easily accessible course!


Governments operate in complex environments with increased demands and limited resources. Policy analysts in this environment are often called to make ethical and far reaching decisions daily. As a scholar of public policy and a former analyst within the President of South Africa, I developed a system that makes the complex simple, the methods accessible and the process replicable. 

And now…I want to share this system with you in this course.


20+ Lectures and Over 1 hour of content!

✔ Easy to Learn Material—free template downloads available to get started

Project Based Learning—Build your policy matrix to fit your policy problem

Use data to manage your analysis and make recommendations

Follow the best practices of top policy analysts


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in policy analysis
  • Government, non-profit, and private sector analysts

Course Curriculum

Welcome to Master Public Policy Analysis in Six Simple Steps: An Introduction!
Master Policy Analysis In Six Simple Steps: An Introduction 00:00:00
Course Outline: What You Will Be Learning 00:00:00
About Your Instructor: Who is Warren? 00:00:00
Our Learning Objectives: What Should You Know By The End Of This Course? 00:00:00
Questions: What Questions Might You Have Before Starting This Course? 00:00:00
Policy and the Law
What is the Difference Between Policy and Policy Analysis? 00:00:00
Introducing The Policy Problem 00:00:00
Six Steps of Policy Analysis
Overview of the Six Steps 00:00:00
Step 1: Define and Understand the Problem 00:00:00
Demo Lecture: Methods of Collecting and Organizing Evidence 00:00:00
Step 2: Policy Alternatives 00:00:00
Step 3: Define The Variables 00:00:00
Step 4: Conduct the Analysis 00:00:00
Step 5: Confront The Tradeoffs 00:00:00
Step 6: Write the Report 00:00:00
Demo Lecture: Format For the Policy Brief 00:00:00
Wrap Up 00:00:00
Bonus Section
Thank You for Taking This Course 00:00:00
Bonus: More Courses from Warren 00:00:00
Review Course Materials to Expand Your Learning 00:00:00

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    About Dr. Warren Chalklen

    Dr. Warren Chalklen is an education innovator who has taught over 22,000+ students across 151 countries using online and face to face platforms.

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