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Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 4

Research Methods for Public Administrators / Edition 4


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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.



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