9780155067035

Applied Statistics for Public Administration

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    9780155067035

  • ISBN10:

    0155067036

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/27/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

In its first edition, this was the first textbook to be published for methods/statistics courses in Public Administration. Today, Meier and Brudney continue to combine accessibility with an applied approach to presenting research methods. This proven text quickly and easily teaches aspiring public administrators the statistical techniques and methods required in the field.

Author Biography

Kenneth J. Meier (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is currently the Charles Puryear Professor of Liberal Arts, professor of political science, and coordinator of the Programs in American Politics and Public Policy and Administration at Texas AandM University Jeffrey L. Brudney is a professor of political science and director of the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program at the University of Georgia

Table of Contents

Preface ix
List of Symbols
xxiii
Part I Foundations of Quantitative Analysis 1(46)
Statistics and Public Administration
3(10)
Measurement
13(12)
Research Design
25(22)
Part II Descriptive Statistics 47(58)
Frequency Distributions
49(18)
Measures of Central Tendency
67(24)
Measures of Dispersion
91(14)
Part III Probability 105(60)
Introduction to Probability
107(18)
The Normal Probability Distribution
125(20)
The Binomial Probability Distribution
145(12)
Some Special Probability Distributions
157(8)
Part IV Inferential Statistics 165(50)
Introduction to Inference
167(12)
Hypothesis Testing
179(14)
Estimating Population Proportions
193(8)
Testing the Difference Between Two Groups
201(14)
Part V Analysis of Nominal and Ordinal Data 215(78)
Construction and Analysis of Contingency Tables
217(20)
Aids for the Interpretation of Contingency Tables
237(28)
Statistical Control Table Analysis
265(28)
Part VI Regression Analysis 293(108)
Introduction to Regression Analysis
295(28)
The Assumptions of Linear Regression
323(14)
Time Series Analysis
337(24)
Multiple Regression
361(22)
Interrupted Time Series: Program and Policy Analysis
383(18)
Part VII Special Topics in Quantitative Management 401(36)
Decision Theory
403(24)
Linear Programming
427(10)
Annotated Bibliography 437(4)
Statistical Tables 441(10)
Glossary 451(10)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems 461(20)
Index 481

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