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Author Nishishiba, Masami, author.
Title Research methods and statistics for public and nonprofit administrators : a practical guide / Masami Nishishiba, Matthew Jones, Mariah Kraner.
Published Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]
Book Cover

 Floor3  JF1338.A2 N57 2014    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Section I. Research design and data collection -- When a practitioner becomes a researcher -- Research alignment -- Identifying the focus of the research : research objective and research question -- Research design -- Sample selection -- Data collection -- Section II. Data analysis -- Quantitative data preparation and descriptive statistics -- Hypothesis testing and statistical significance : logic of inferential statistics -- Comparing means between two groups -- Comparing means of more than two groups : analysis of variance (ANOVA) -- Bivariate correlation -- Chi-square analysis -- Regression analysis -- Qualitative data analysis -- Section III. Summing up : putting the pieces together -- Writing reports -- Using research methods for continuous improvement : program evaluation and performance measurement -- Appendix A : Additional SPSS and Excel instructions -- Appendix B : Emily's survey form -- Glossary -- Index -- About the authors.
Summary "Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, core text that thoroughly prepares readers to apply research methods and data analysis to the professional environments of public and non-profit administration. The authors expertly incorporate original case examples to demonstrate concepts using "real actors," facing specific scenarios, in which research methods must be applied. This unique approach--presented in language accessible to both students new to research as well as current practitioners--guides the reader in fully understanding the research options detailed throughout the text." -- Publisher website.
Subject Public administration -- Research -- Methodology.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
Related Names Jones, Matthew A., 1975-
Kraner, Mariah, author.
ISBN 1452203520 paperback alkaline paper
9781452203522 paperback alkaline paper
9781483301419 (web pdf)
9781483321462 (epub)
OCLC number 840462692