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Research Methods for Public Administrators

Research Methods for Public Administrators
Author: Elizabeth O'Sullivan - Gary R. Rassel - Maureen Be
ISBN 13: 9780321431370
ISBN 10: 321431375
Edition: 5
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-06-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 500
List Price: $120.95

This accessible text offers an abundance of engaging examples and provides step-by-step instructions to illustrate common research methods and techniques, providing students and future administrators with a sound foundation in model building, research design, measurement, and sampling. The book's statistical section focuses on correct use and interpretation of commonly used statistics, including linear regression.

The book's overall aim is to develop effective, efficient research skills among future public administrators so that they will be better policy makers. It accomplishes this not only by providing a solid foundation in technique, but also by developing an awareness of the ethical issues associated with conducting research and reporting findings.