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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:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Designed for both students and practitioners, this text incorporates the latest thinking in public administration and nonprofit management. The book integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and also provides specific instruction in the use of commonly available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. Coverage includes such important topics as research design, specifying  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 pages : illustrations ; 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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