Module Import 04WI2011 - Policy Analysis and Modelling

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction German or English
Semester (n.s.)
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Elective
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04WI2011-1 Lecture Policy Analysis and Modelling EL 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
04WI2011-2 Seminar/Exercise Policy Analysis and Modelling EL 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
Learning Outcomes

Students are knowledgeable about theories, methods and instruments of structured and systematic analysis and modelling of public policies. They are able to perform systematic analysis of a policy domain using structured methods of policy analysis (including automatic information retrieval and natural language processing) in order to conceptualize a policy domain. As subsequent step, students can develop conceptual models of a respective public policy domain which is reasonably complex. Thereby, they apply the methods and principles of conceptualising a policy domain in a structured manner. They know how to deal with complexity of social environments in public policies. Finally, the students are able to derive formal simulation models.

Students are knowledgeable about stakeholder identification and stakeholder participation in collaborative policy modelling.


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04WI2011-1 - Policy Analysis and Modelling
  • Introduction to policy modelling, including different theories and concepts to policy modelling and simulation
  • Methods and tools for policy analysis and modelling
    • Policy analysis using structured methods and tools of information retrieval and natural language processing
    • Concepts and methods for developing conceptual models
    • Concepts, methods and tools for social simulation
  • Methods and principles for stakeholder identification and participation
  • Cases of analysing and modelling public policies
  • Assessment of public policy development projects
04WI2011-2 - Policy Analysis and Modelling

Exercises and small projects along the contents of the lecture

Teaching Methods

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Basic knowledge about systems analysis and about qualitative and quantitative data analysis and modelling techniques.

Examination Methods

Assignment and presentation of a policy analysis and modelling case

Credit Requirements

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04WI2011-1 - Policy Analysis and Modelling

Nigel Gilbert and Klaus G. Troitzsch (2005): Simulation for the Social Scientist, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2nd edition.

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Responsible / Organizational Unit
Wimmer, Maria / Institute for IS Research
Additional Information

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Last change
Apr 24, 2018 by Frey, Johannes
Last Change Module
Jul 6, 2012 by Frey, Johannes