Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice

Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice

by Jay D. White, Guy B. Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803956835

ISBN-13: 9780803956834

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Published in association with the American Society for Public Administration, the essays in this volume develop a comprehensive view of research in the field of public administration. The editors have gathered together a group of outstanding thinkers and the articles have been produced out of a common concern for improving academic research and professional

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Published in association with the American Society for Public Administration, the essays in this volume develop a comprehensive view of research in the field of public administration. The editors have gathered together a group of outstanding thinkers and the articles have been produced out of a common concern for improving academic research and professional practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956834
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Chester A Newland
Research Ideals and Realities
Making Sense with Diversity - Jay D White and Guy B Adams
The Context of Research, Theory and Knowledge Development in Public Administration
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF RESEARCH IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Enthralled with Modernity - Guy B Adams
The Historical Context of Knowledge and Theory Development in Public Administration
On the Growth of Knowledge in Public Administration - Jay D White
A Science of Public Administration? - Gregory A Daneke
An Examination of the Debate Over Research in Public Administration - Richard C Box
PART TWO: ASSESSMENTS OF PUBLISHED RESEARCH
Research Methodology in the Public Administration Review, 1975-84 - James L Perry and Kenneth L Kraemer
Public Administration Research - Robert A Stallings and James M Ferris
Work in PAR, 1940-84
Public Administration Research - David J Houston and Sybil M Delevan
An Assessment of Journal Publications
PART THREE: ASSESSMENTS OF DOCTORAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Dissertations and Publications in Public Administration - Jay D White
Revisiting the Doctoral Dissertation in Public Administration - Robert E Cleary
An Examination of the Dissertations of 1990
Doctoral Programs in Public Administration - Robert A Stallings
An Outsider's Perspective
PART FOUR: RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT IN AN APPLIED PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Do Physicists Use Case Studies? Thoughts on Public Administration Research - Mary Timney Bailey
Policy Analysis in the Postpositivist Era - Marisa Kelly and Steven Maynard-Moody
Engaging Stakeholders in Evaluating the Economic Development District's Program
Grout - Mary R Schmidt
Alternative Kinds of Knowledge and Why They Are Ignored
Stories Managers Tell - Ralph P Hummel
Why They are as Valid as Science

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