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Research methods and statistics for public and nonprofit administrators :

by Nishishiba, Masami
[ Research Collection ]
Additional authors: Jones, Mattew | Kraner, Mariah
Published by : SAGE, (Los Angeles : ) Physical details: xxi, 367 p. : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm. ISBN:9781452203522 (pbk. : alk. paper). Year: 2014 Item type: Research Collection List(s) this item appears in: Research and statstics | Statistics
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Judith Thomas Library
Judith Thomas Library Research Section
Books JF 1338.A2 N57 2014 (Browse shelf) AUA017498 Available AUA017498

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.