Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration

Author: Kenneth J. Meier
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974522
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the first book ever published for public administration statistics courses, APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION makes a difficult subject accessible to students and practitioners of public administration and to non-profit studies who have little background in statistics or research methods. Steeped in experience and practice, this landmark text remains the first and best in research methods and statistics for students and practitioners in public-and nonprofit-administration. All statistical techniques used by public administration professionals are covered, and all examples in the text relate to public administration and the nonprofit sector. Avoiding jargon and formula, this text uses a step-by-step approach that facilitates student learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators

Author: Masami Nishishiba
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321460
Format: PDF
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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.

Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467208345
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Public Administration

Author: Norma M. Riccucci
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589016173
Format: PDF, Docs
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Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars. The resulting divide has produced many heated debates; however, in this pioneering volume, Norma Riccucci embraces the diversity of research methods rather than suggesting that there is one best way to conduct research in public administration. Public Administration examines the intellectual origins and identity of the discipline of public administration, its diverse research traditions, and how public administration research is conducted today. The book’s intended purpose is to engage reasonable-minded public administration scholars and professionals in a dialogue on the importance of heterogeneity in epistemic traditions, and to deepen the field’s understanding and acceptance of its epistemological scope. This important book will provide a necessary overview of the discipline for graduate students and scholars.

Applied Research Methods in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Mitchell Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118904435
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete guide to applied research, featuring original data and detailed case studies Applied Research Methods in Public and Nonprofit Organizations takes an integrative approach to applied research, emphasizing design, data collection, and analysis. Common case studies across chapters illustrate the everyday nature of research, and practical exercises reinforce concepts across all sections of the text. The book includes forms and formats for data collection and analysis, plus writing excerpts that demonstrate results reporting and presentation. The accompanying instructor's guide features assignments, discussion questions, and exercises referenced in the book, and the authors' own data sets are available for use online. Conducting research, analyzing results, and synthesizing the findings for key stakeholders is fundamental to the study and practice of public and nonprofit management. Aligned with management curriculum for both sectors, the book focuses on the common ground these organizations share when it comes to planning, conducting, and using research in day-to-day professional activities. The original research examples presented are in the context of this shared commonality, including resource acquisition, evaluative processes, and future planning through the lens of common social policy issues facing leaders today. Topics include: The research process and applied research designs Applied research questions and literature Data collection in the field and survey research Data analysis, writing, and presentation The examples highlight intergovernmental institutions in which public service occurs, and provide expanded reach to nonprofit organizations and the networked collaborations that make up a significant portion of today's public service. For students and practitioners of public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management, Applied Research Methods in Public and Nonprofit Organizations provides a comprehensive reference to this critical skillset.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Author: David E. McNabb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135172147X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in a thoroughly revised and refreshed fourth edition, Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management is beloved by students and professors alike for its exceptional clarity and accessibility and plentiful illustrations. This new edition integrates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches, as well as specific up-to-date instruction in the use of statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. Changes to this edition include: A new section, featuring two new chapters, to explore mixed-methods approaches to research, including fundamentals, research design, data collection, and analyzing and interpreting findings A new, dedicated chapter on Big Data research Updated exhibits and examples throughout the book A new companion website to accompany the book containing PowerPoint slides for each chapter New exhibits, tables, figures, and exercises, as well as key terms and discussion questions at the end of each chapter Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, 4e is an ideal textbook for use in all research methods courses in undergraduate and graduate public administration, public affairs, and nonprofit management courses.

Politics and the Bureaucracy

Author: Kenneth J. Meier
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495007470
Format: PDF, Docs
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This best-selling textbook is unique because of its focus on the political side of bureaucracy. Presenting bureaucracy as a political institution, this book covers the controls on bureaucracy and how bureaucracy makes policy. It is known for its current survey of the political science literature and interesting topical examples and case studies.

Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Management

Author: Charles K. Coe PhD
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1567263917
Format: PDF
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The first book to comprehensively discuss both governmental and nonprofit financial management! Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Management makes it easy for both nonprofit and governmental managers to understand essential governmental and nonprofit financial management topics and their various subfields. • Understand the similarities and differences between governmental and nonprofit financial management standards and procedures • Learn multiple cost-saving techniques • Explore highly technical financial management subfields, from auditing and financial analysis to capital budgeting and risk management • Use over 40 applications to calculate everything from T-bill yield to lost cash discounts • Benefit from the in-depth coverage — an excellent primer for the non-accountant Bonus! Apply what you have learned by completing problems, cases, and report writing exercises at the end of each chapter.

Serving the Public Interest Profiles of Successful and Innovative Public Servants

Author: Norma M Riccucci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459946
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reader presents a balanced collection of 16 administrative profiles of high-level government and nonprofit officials for course use. The profiles were originally published as part of a series for Public Administration Review. The profiles themselves cover a wide range of public service professionals at the local, state, and federal levels, and are written by a distinguished cast of authors. A concluding chapter by Riccucci pulls together and synthesizes the various themes of the profiles.

The Politics of Sin

Author: Kenneth J. Meier
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765638625
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work demonstrates the value of a multi-method approach to public policy analysis, arguing that descriptive historical studies, quantitative historical studies and cross-sectional quantitative studies are essentially compatible.