Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

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M.E. Sharpe, 2013 - Political Science - 501 pages
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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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Contents

Part 2 Understanding the Research Process
75
Part 3 Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
125
Part 4 Analyzing Quantitative Data
165
Part 5 Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
299
Part 6 Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
393
Part 7 Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
435
References
461
Author Index
477
Subject Index
483
About the Author
503
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