The purpose of this class is to provide a survey of research methods and the use of evidence to build persuasive arguments. The course is divided into three sections; (1) quantitative methods; (2) qualitative methods; and (3) community-based participatory action research, providing an overview of each group of research methods. Throughout all three sections, the course will include feminist research methods and scholarly work. Each section of the course culminates int he submission of a policy brief on a topic of the student's choosing. Each policy brief will highlight the research methods from that portion of the course. Enrollment Requirements: Pre-req = Graduate degree student in Public Administration.