Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 3

Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
0801318505
ISBN-13:
9780801318504
Pub. Date:
11/25/1998
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley

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Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 3

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: 9780801318504
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 11/25/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.31(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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