9780765617675

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765617675

  • ISBN10:

    0765617676

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The revised and expanded edition of this popular text incorporates the latest thinkig in public administration and non-profit management. It integrates both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, and includes new chapters and improved coverage that bring it thoroughly up to date.

Author Biography

David E. McNabb is a research professor at Pacific Lutheran University. He has held revent visiting professorships at the Stockholm School of Economics-Riga, The Evergreen State College, the University of Maryland-UC (Europe), and the University of Washington-Tacoma.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Research Fundamentals
Introduction to Research Methods
Research Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
The Building Blocks of Research
Public Administration Research: Theory and Practice
Research in Nonprofit Organization Management
Understanding the Research Process
The Eight Steps of the Research Process
Selecting a Research Topic
Choosing a Research Design
Putting Together a Research Proposal
Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
Introduction to Sampling
Writing Questions and Developing Questionnaires
Analyzing Quantitative Data
Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics
Using Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Exploring Research Hypothesis Concepts
Testing Hypotheses About Two or More Groups
Identifying Relationships with Correlation and Regression
Experiments and Experimental Design
Nonparametric Statistics
Exploring Multivariate Statistics
Conducting Statistical Tests with SPSS (R)
Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Research Using the Case Study Approach
Research Using the Grounded Theory Approach
Research Using the Ethnographic Approach
Critical Research: Action Research Approaches
Critical Research: Empowerment and Feminist Models
Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Analyzing Texts, Documents and Artifacts
Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
Writing the Research Report
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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