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Understanding research methods : a guide for the public and nonprofit manager

Author: Donijo Robbins
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Series: Public administration and public policy, 149.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed for a one- or two-semester course, this textbook provides a comprehensive exploration of research designs and analytical tools that serve as the foundation for decision-making in the fields  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donijo Robbins
ISBN: 9781574445855 1574445855
OCLC Number: 149650624
Description: xvii, 288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Research Research Overview of Book The Research Process The Purpose of Research Development of Research Focus Variable Construction Characteristics of Measurements The Development of Variables Reliability Validity Research Ethics Ethics in the Research Process Protection of Human Subjects Research Designs Validity Research Designs Threats to Validity Data Collection Primary Sources Secondary Sources Sampling Some Definitions Sample Selection Sample Size Error Reaching Respondents and Improving Response Rates Appendices Questionnaire Construction Question Wording Question Structure Response Formats for Closed Questions Questionnaire Layout Cover Letters Final Stages Coding and Managing Data The Codebook Coding Database Management Descriptive Data Analysis Central Tendency: Finding the Most, Middle, or Average Measures of Dispersion Graphics Calculating Descriptive Statistics and Creating the Graphics Bivariate Statistics Testing for Relationships Cross Tabulations Difference of Means Analysis of Variance Correlation Communicating Research Results The Components of a Research Paper Presenting Tables and Graphics
Series Title: Public administration and public policy, 149.
Responsibility: Donijo Robbins.
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