Qualitative Research Approaches for Public Administration

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M.E. Sharpe, Jul 28, 2010 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

1 Qualitative Research Approaches and Public Administration Research
3
2 Qualitative Interviewing Approaches
21
3 Narrative Inquiry Approaches
54
4 Ethnographic Approaches
85
5 Qualitative Case Study Approaches
121
Conclusion
157
Name Index
163
Subject Index
167
About the Author
173
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