Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 4

Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 4

by Elizabethann O'Sullivan, Gary Raymond Rassel, Gary Rassel, Maureen Berner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321085582

ISBN-13: 9780321085580

Pub. Date: 05/03/2002

Publisher: Longman

This accessible, practical book introduces readers to the methodological tools administrators and policy analysts use to conduct research. Comprehensive coverage of the research process includes examples and step-by-step instructions focusing on common research techniques. This new edition is accompanied by an SPSS data disk tied directly to the exercises in the book.

Overview

This accessible, practical book introduces readers to the methodological tools administrators and policy analysts use to conduct research. Comprehensive coverage of the research process includes examples and step-by-step instructions focusing on common research techniques. This new edition is accompanied by an SPSS data disk tied directly to the exercises in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321085580
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
05/03/2002
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

At the end of each chapter: “Summary,” “Terms for Review,” “Questions for Review,” “Problems for Homework and Discussion,” “Disk Work.”

1.Beginning a Research Project: The Preliminary Steps.

2. Designs for Description.

3. Designs for Explanation.

4. Measuring Variables.

5. Sampling.

6. Contacting and Talking to Subjects.

7. Data Collection: Questions and Questionnaires.

8. Protection of Human Research Subjects and Other Ethical Issues.

9. Secondary Data Analysis: Finding and Analyzing Existing Data.

10. Combining Indicators: Index Construction.

11. Univariate Analysis.

12. Examining Relationships among Variables: Tests of Statistical Significance.

13. Examining Relationships among Variables: Contingency Tables with Measures of Association, Analysis of Variance.

14. Regression Analysis and Correlation.

15. Communicating Findings and Completing the Project.

Glossary.

Index.

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