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Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management / Edition 3

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management / Edition 3

by David E McNabb
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    ISBN-13: 2900765631304
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 10/15/2012
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 536
    Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

    About the Author

    David E. McNabb is Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, USA and has taught at Oregon State University, the Stockholm School of Economics Riga, the American University of Bulgaria, Evergreen State College, the University of Maryland-UC (Europe), and the University of Washington Tacoma. He is an adjunct professor at Olympic College and a recent member of a consultant group on aspects of non-sampling errors in surveys for an agency of the federal government. Dr. McNabb has served as Director of Communications for a caucus of the Washington House of Representatives and as Director of Economic Development for the city of Fullerton, California. He has authored ten books and more than one hundred articles and conference papers.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Research Fundamentals

    1. Introduction to Research Methods

    2. Research Ethics. Doing the Right Thing

    3. Public Administration Research

    4. Research in Nonprofit Organizations

    5. The Eight-Step Research Process

    6. Selecting a Research Topic

    7. Choosing a Research Design

    8. How to Write a Research Proposal

    Part 2. Quantitative Research Methods

    9. Fundamentals of Quantitative Research

    10. Research Hypothesis Concepts

    11. Hypothesis Testing Tools

    12. Introduction to Sampling

    13. Survey Research: Questions and Questionnaires

    14. Controlling Error in Survey Research

    15. Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics

    16. Correlation and Regression Analysis

    17. Introduction to Experimental Design

    18. Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

    19. Introduction to Multivariate Statistics

    20. Researching Very Large Datasets

    Part 3. Qualitative Research Methods

    21. Introduction to Qualitative Research

    22. Research Using Case Study Designs

    23. Research Using Grounded Theory Designs

    24. Research Using Ethnographic Designs

    25. Empowerment and Emancipatory Research Designs

    26. Critical Research. Action Research Designs

    27. Research Using Feminist Designs

    28. Research Using Hermeneutic Designs

    29. Research Using Library and Archival Sources

    30. Content, Narrative, Meta-Analysis and Semiotic Research Designs

    31. Analyzing Qualitative Data

    Part 4. Mixed Research Methods

    32. Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

    33. Research with Mixed Methods Designs

    Part 5. Preparing and Presenting Research Findings

    34. Developing Tables, Charts, and Graphs

    35. Introduction to Statistics Packages

    36. Writing the Research Report

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