Qualitative Research Approaches for Public Administration
Unlike any other book in the field, this concise and practical text is devoted exclusively to qualitative research techniques in Public Administration. Using a number of exemplar journal articles to illustrate his points and numerous boxes to highlight key text, the author has designed a unique resource that coaches readers through their first attempts at using basic qualitative research methods.
Luton avoids the more esoteric forms of qualitative research, and focuses instead on the most-common, most useful approaches--interviewing, narrative inquiry, ethnography, and case study. No course in PA Research Methods will be complete without this brief and inexpensive text.