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Research methods in public administration and nonprofit management : quantitative and qualitative approaches

Author: David E McNabb
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Incorporating the thinking in public administration and nonprofit management, this book integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and also provides specific instruction in the  Read more...

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McNabb, David E.
Research methods in public administration and nonprofit management.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008
(OCoLC)609325218
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E McNabb
ISBN: 9780765617675 0765617676
OCLC Number: 138341360
Description: xxx, 458 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of tables, figures, and boxes --
Preface to the second edition --
Introduction --
Research fundamentals --
Introduction to research methods --
Research ethics: doing the right thing --
The building blocks of research --
Public administration research: theory and practice --
Research in nonprofit organizations --
Understanding the research process --
The eight steps of the research process --
Selecting a research topic --
Choosing a research design --
Putting together a research proposal --
Quantitative research strategies --
Fundamentals of quantitative research --
Introduction to sampling --
Writing questions and developing questionnaires --
Quantitative research methods --
Summarizing data with descriptive statistics --
Using tables, charts, and graphs --
Research hypotheses --
Testing hypotheses about two or more groups --
Testing relationships with correlation and regression --
Experiments and experimental design --
Nonparametric statistics --
Exploring multivariate statistics --
Conducting statistical tests with SPSS --
Qualitative research strategies and methods --
Introduction to qualitative research --
Research using the case study approach --
Research using the grounded theory approach --
Research using the ethnographic approach --
Critical research: action research approaches --
Critical research: empowerment and feminist models --
Analysis and interpretation of qualitative data --
Analyzing qualitative data --
Analyzing texts, documents, and artifacts --
Preparing the research report --
Writing the research report --
References --
Author index --
Subject index --
About the author.
Responsibility: David E. McNabb.
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