Research Methods for Public Administrators (Google eBook)

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M.E. Sharpe - Political Science
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Contents

Research Methods for Public Administrators
3
2 Basic Research Concepts
16
3 What Is the Question?
31
4 Identifying Measures and Measurement Strategy
43
The Xs and Os Framework
55
6 Other Research Approaches
72
Available Data and Observation
84
Interviews and Focus Groups
98
Regression
182
15 Data Analysis Using Inferential Statistics
194
16 Communicating Research Results
207
Research at the Intersection of Politics and Administration
217
Mathematical Formulas for Selected Statistics
230
Statistics as a Second Language
248
References and Resources
256
Logic Model Template
262

Surveys
110
10 Sampling Demystified
126
11 Qualitative Data Analysis
141
12 Data Analysis for Description
149
Exploring Relationships
166
The Generic Design Matrix
263
Index
265
About the Author
275
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