Applied Statistics for Public Administration / Edition 4

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The Third Edition of Meier and Brudney's Applied Statistics for Public Administration provides comprehensive coverage of the major statistical and analytical tools you'll need as a public manager. The book also fully meets the NASPAA standards for methodology in masters programs in public affairs and administration. In an easy-to-read, applied format, the book focuses on practical problems in the public management arena, and its step-by-step explanations help you replace anxiety about statistics with an appreciation for powerful quantitative techniques. Using problems, exercises, and examples taken from the public administration field, you, as a public manager, will see how useful statistics can be - now and in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030193781
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
List of Symbols
Pt. I Descriptive Statistics 1
Ch. 1 Frequency Distributions 3
Ch. 2 Measures of Central Tendency 23
Pt. II Probability 49
Ch. 3 Measures of Dispersion 37
Ch. 4 Introduction to Probability 51
Ch. 5 The Binomial Probability Distribution 69
Ch. 6 Some Special Probability Distributions 85
Pt. III Measurement and Research Design 95
Ch. 7 Measurement 97
Ch. 8 Research Design 121
Pt. IV Inferential Statistics 145
Ch. 9 Introduction to Inference 147
Ch. 10 Hypothesis Testing 159
Ch. 11 Estimating Population Proportions 175
Ch. 12 Testing the Difference Between Two Groups 185
Pt. V Analysis of Nominal and Ordinal Data 199
Ch. 13 Construction and Analysis of Contingency Tables 201
Ch. 14 Aids for the Interpretation of Contingency Tables 223
Ch. 15 Statistical Control Table Analysis 251
Pt. VI Regression 279
Ch. 16 Introduction to Regression Analysis 281
Ch. 17 The Assumptions of Linear Regression 311
Ch. 18 Time Series Analysis 325
Ch. 19 Multiple Regression 349
Ch. 20 Interrupted Time Series: Program and Policy Analysis 375
Pt. VII Special Topics in Quantitative Management 393
Ch. 21 Decision Theory 395
Ch. 22 Linear Programming 419
Annotated Bibliography 429
Appendix: Statistical Tables 433
Glossary 443
Index 449
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