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Final Assignment Methods of Policy Analysis


  1. Identify a narrow policy issue of your choice (take a look at the materials provided for various case studies on the course website if you are having trouble picking a topic);
  2. Present an analysis of the policy issue;
  3. Identify alternative policies;
  4. Evaluate and analyze the policy you are studying using cost-benefit analysis, stakeholder analysis, data analysis, and / or analysis of inputs, outputs, and outcomes;
  5. Apply the correct type(s) of policy analysis to the alternatives;
  6. Present the results of your analysis and the give the best option based on your criteria; and
  7. Make suggestions for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the policy.


Paper, Presentation Inquiry-Based Learning Policy SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
Problem Set 1 Geobiology

Problem set for the course Geobiology. 

Problem Set Other Biology SDG 15 - Life on Land
Lab 2: Measuring Velocity in a Channel Transport Processes in the Environment

Goals: Measure the mean velocity in the laboratory flume using two different methods, and determine whether these estimates agree within the uncertainty.


Lab Experiential Learning Environmental Transport Processes SDG 15 - Life on Land
Assignment 12 Building Technology Laboratory

The final lap around the track in BT Lab is a daylighting simulation for your house.

Modeling/Simulation Experiential Learning Architecture SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
Thoughts on the Readings for Session 2 Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues

Imagine that Berry was asked to explain his reservations about Thoreau’s essay. What differences in perspective would he emphasize in his remarks?

Paper Other Writing SDG 15 - Life on Land
Week 5: Reading Guide Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power

Each week’s readings will be accompanied by a set of guiding questions. As you read the materials, take notes about key messages as well as questions you have. Class discussions will center around these.

Discussion, Reading Other Activism SDG 13 - Climate Action
Problem Set 2: Moment of Inertia Physics and Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets

Problem set for the course Physics and Chemistry of Terrestrial Planets. 

Problem Set Other Chemistry, Physics SDG 15 - Life on Land
Select a Site The Once and Future City

In 2016, MIT will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of its move from Boston's Back Bay to the current location in Cambridge. To honor that occasion, this year the class will focus on MIT's former and current neighborhoods, so you should select a site within the designated boundaries in Cambridge or the Back Bay. The site should be between four and eight blocks. Ideally, it should include more than one type of land use. And it should be a place that intrigues you. Reflect on why it interests you, why you are drawn to it. What questions does the place raise, for which you hope to find answers this semester?


Paper Place-Based Learning Urban Studies SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
From Cancer Cells to String Theory: Communicating Complex Material Science Communication: A Practical Guide

After completing the readings for this session, please write what you think did and did not work about the communication used.

Paper Other Communication SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Problem Set 2 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Problem set for the course Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry. 

Problem Set Other Chemistry, Physics SDG 15 - Life on Land