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Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

ISBN-10: 0765617676

ISBN-13: 9780765617675

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: David E. McNabb

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List price: $114.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Dr. David E. McNabb, Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University, has taught at Oregon State University, the Stockholm School of Economics-Riga, the American University of Bulgaria, Evergreen State College, the University of Maryland-UC (Europe), and the University of Washington-Tacoma. He is an adjunct professor at Olympic College and a recent member of a consultant group on aspects of nonsampling errors in surveys for an agency of the federal government. He earned his PhD at Oregon State University, his MA at the University of Washington, his BA at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. McNabb has served as director of communications for a caucus of the Washington House of Representatives and as director of economic development for the city of Fullerton, California. He has authored eight books and nearly one hundred articles and conference papers.

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Research Fundamentals
Introduction to Research Methods
Research Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
The Building Blocks of Research
Public Administration Research: Theory and Practice
Research in Nonprofit Organization Management
Understanding the Research Process
The Eight Steps of the Research Process
Selecting a Research Topic
Choosing a Research Design
Putting Together a Research Proposal
Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
Introduction to Sampling
Writing Questions and Developing Questionnaires
Analyzing Quantitative Data
Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics
Using Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Exploring Research Hypothesis Concepts
Testing Hypotheses About Two or More Groups
Identifying Relationships with Correlation and Regression
Experiments and Experimental Design
Nonparametric Statistics
Exploring Multivariate Statistics
Conducting Statistical Tests with SPSS (R)
Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Research Using the Case Study Approach
Research Using the Grounded Theory Approach
Research Using the Ethnographic Approach
Critical Research: Action Research Approaches
Critical Research: Empowerment and Feminist Models
Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Analyzing Texts, Documents and Artifacts
Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
Writing the Research Report
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author