Title

Using root cause analysis in public policy pedagogy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Journal of Public Affairs Education

Abstract

Although Root Cause Analysis RCA was developed primarily as an ex post methodology in the engineering, computing, and health care fields to understand how major adverse events or system failures occurred, a modified RCA is well suited for identifying and analyzing complex and dynamic policy problems. This paper provides a framework on the use of RCA as a pedagogical method for improving policy student learning.

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