Research Methods for Public Administrators

6th Edition

Gary Rassel, Elizabethann O'Sullivan

Published October 6, 2016
Textbook - 530 Pages - 65 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780205856251 - CAT# Y265627

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Research Methods for Public Administrators introduces students to the methodological tools public administrators and policy analysts use to conduct research in the twenty-first century. Full of engaging examples and step-by-step instructions to illustrate common research methods and techniques, this book provides future administrators with an unshakeable foundation in model building, research design, and statistical applications.

New to the Sixth Edition:

    • Sections addressing recent developments in research methods, such as Big Data and Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Expanded coverage of digital media, including internet surveys and survey data collection by tablet computers
    • Greater focus on qualitative research methods and their strengths and weaknesses relative to quantitative methods
    • Updated study items, knowledge questions, homework exercises, and problem assignments for each chapter


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