Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Debuting in its first edition,Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administratorsprovides professionally-oriented students with in-depth attention to applications. This new text contains explicit links to the four major research applications and strategic management values while covering data analysis techniques.

Table of Contents

SECTION I. Research in Nonprofit and Public Programs: The Basics

Chapter 1. Research in Public and Nonprofit Programs: The Basics

Chapter 2. Measurement

Chapter 3. Ethical Treatment of Research Subjects


SECTION II. Performance Measurement Systems: Their Design and Analysis

Chapter 4. Designing Performance Measures and Monitoring Systems

Chapter 5. Analyzing Performance Measures


SECTION III. Citizen Surveys: Their Design and Analysis

Chapter 6. Selecting and Contacting Subjects

Chapter 7. Questions and Questionnaire for Surveys and Interviews

Chapter 8. Analyzing Survey Data: Describing Relationships Among Variables

Chapter 9. Generalizing from Survey Findings: Applying Inferential Statistics

Chapter 10. Analyzing Interviews and Open-Ended Questions


SECTION V. Programs and Communities

Chapter 11. Research to Evaluate Programs

Chapter 12. Community Needs Assessment

Chapter 13. Working with Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 14. Communicating Findings


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