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Research Methods for Public Administrators

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This practical, up-to-date text introduces students to the methodological tools public administrators and policy analysts use to conduct research. This lucid text offers an abundance of examples to illustrate methods and step-by-step instructions focusing on common research techniques, providing a sound foundation in model building, research design, measurement, and sampli ...more
Hardcover, 498 pages
Published May 3rd 2002 by Longman Publishing Group (first published 2002)
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Steven Peterson
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A few years back, the instructor assigned to teach the research methods course in our Master of Public Administration program had some health problems. I stepped in for a couple weeks until we found a replacement. This was the textbook assigned for that class.

In terms of coverage of subjects, this is a mainstream choice. The sequence of chapters: Preliminary steps in a research project; Designs for description (such as case studies, meta-analysis, qualitative research); Designs for explanation (
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