Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts

ISBN-10: 0872893014

ISBN-13: 9780872893016

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Evan M. Berman
List price: $76.00
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Description: Discounted packages available!OPTION 1Text + WorkbookOPTION 2Text + Workbook + SPSS Student-Version Software·With clear and straightforward instruction, a companion workbook, and an unbeatable price, Essential Statistics affords maximum flexibility for students and instructors. Brief chapters hone in on core concepts and tools, allowing students to start working with data on the computer from the very start. Learning objectives and key term lists frame chapters while a wealth of graphics&BAD:mdash;tables, figures, and boxes&BAD:mdash;visually help explain statistical techniques and enhance skill acquisition.In answering to helpful feedback from adopters, this second edition touts important improvements:A simplified organization&BAD:mdash;moving from 8 to 16 chapters&BAD:mdash;separates out statistical techniques making it easier for instructors to assign text materials throughout a semester and for students to master one skill at a time.Added examples and detail&BAD:mdash;from scenarios public managers and policy analysts are likely to encounter on the job&BAD:mdash;offer application of each technique in practice. Further explanation of research methods, now more than four chapters, offers students a great refresher or lays needed groundwork. New &BAD:ldquo;getting started&BAD:rdquo; boxes prompt students to ask themselves questions along the way that promote application and reinforce basic skills.Expanded coverage of crosstabs, logistic regression, and time series analysis, as well as reference to important new scholarship and enhanced discussion of research ethics and data sources.·SPSS was acquired by IBM in October 2009

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List price: $76.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 285
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Evan M. Berman is Distinguished University Professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Taiwan). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of ASPA Book Series in Public Administration & Public Policy (Taylor & Francis), Senior Editor of Public Performance & Management Review and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, and local government, and international interests have now taken him to Asia. He has over 100 publications and 10 books, including Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (CRC Press, 2010), People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011, with Dira Berman), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2007), and Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Second Edition (CQ Press, 2006). He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration's Section of Personnel and Labor Relations, and also a former policy analyst with the National Science Foundation. He was previously the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University, and has assisted local jurisdictions on matters of team building, strategic planning, and citizen participation.

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