Research Methods for Public Administrators

ISBN-10: 0321085582
ISBN-13: 9780321085580
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This book introduces public administration students to the methodological tools administrators and policy analysts use to conduct quantitative research.

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Book details

List price: $120.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

This book introduces public administration students to the methodological tools administrators and policy analysts use to conduct quantitative research.

At the end of each chapter: “Summary,&#8221
“Terms for Review,&#8221
“Questions for Review,&#8221
“Problems for Homework and Discussion,&#8221
“Disk Work.&#8221
Beginning a Research Project: The Preliminary Steps
Designs for Description
Designs for Explanation
Measuring Variables
Sampling
Contacting and Talking to Subjects
Data Collection: Questions and Questionnaires
Protection of Human Research Subjects and Other Ethical Issues
Secondary Data Analysis: Finding and Analyzing Existing Data
Combining Indicators: Index Construction
Univariate Analysis
Examining Relationships among Variables: Tests of Statistical Significance
Examining Relationships among Variables: Contingency Tables with Measures of Association, Analysis of Variance
Regression Analysis and Correlation
Communicating Findings and Completing the Project
Glossary
Index

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