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Handbook of research methods in public administration / ed. Gerald J. Miller, Marcia L. Whicker

Secondary Author Miller, Gerald J.
Whicker, Marcia L.
Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Marcel Dekker, cop. 1999 Description X, 657 p. ; 26 cm Series Public administration and public policy , 71 ISBN 0-8247-0213-1 CDU 35 303.023
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This comprehensive handbook covers a wide variety of quantitative methods used for research in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management, including theory-building and testing, increasing the readers awareness and command of analytical tools critical to the resolution of complex problems. Providing bibliographic citations and over 370 tables, equations, and drawings, the book compares the function of quantitative techniques in past and present public administration literature and practices, furnishes information for visualizing, planning, and implementing research projects, and explores potential applications of quantitative public administration.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The big picture: ethics in systematic research
  • Levels of data, variables, hypotheses, and theory
  • Describing and measuring phenomena: univariate measures for directly measurable phenomena
  • Typologies, indexing, content analysis, meta-analysis and scaling as measurement techniques
  • Data collection and manipulation: questionnaire construction
  • Sampling and data collection
  • Constructing data sets and manipulating data
  • Research issues and design: threats to validity of research designs

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