Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Designed for both students and practitioners, the new edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised. It 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. The book is exceptionally well illustrated, with plentiful exhibits, tables, figures, and exercises.
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Part 2 Understanding the Research Process
Part 3 Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
Part 4 Analyzing Quantitative Data
Part 5 Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
Part 6 Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
Part 7 Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
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Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
David E. McNabb
Limited preview - 2002
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