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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Managers and administrators in the public-policy and nonprofit sectors rely heavily on analytical skills to quickly pore through a massive amount of research. Focusing on the research process from start to finish, this book explores the research designs and analytical tools that are the foundation for decision-making.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robbins, Donijo.
Understanding research methods.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008043631
(OCoLC)149650624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donijo Robbins
ISBN: 9781420017120 1420017128 9781574445855 1574445855 1281863424 9781281863423
OCLC Number: 297170646
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 288 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front cover; Contents; Preface; The Author; Chapter 1. Introduction to Research; Chapter 2. The Research Process; Chapter 3. Variable Construction; Chapter 4. Research Ethics; Chapter 5. Research Designs; Chapter 6. Data Collection; Chapter 7. Sampling; Chapter 8. Questionnaire Construction; Chapter 9. Coding and Managing Data; Chapter 10. Descriptive Data Analysis; Chapter 11. Bivariate Statistics; Chapter 12. Communicating Research Results; Epilogue; Index; Back cover.
Series Title: Public administration and public policy, 149.
Responsibility: Donijo Robbins.

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