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Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators





ISBN 9780205639465
Published October 1, 2010 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Book Description

Organized around the four types of studies typically conducted by effective managers and programs, Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators integrates traditional research methods topics with specific management applications. This unique text includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises highlighting the importance of qualitative methods and emphasizing practical skills managers should be able to easily and correctly apply.

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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