Table of contents for Research methods in public administration and nonprofit management / by David E. McNabb.

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Brief Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Part 1	Research Fundamentals
1	Introduction to Research Methods
2	Research Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
3	The Building Blocks of Research
4	Public Administration Research: Theory and Practice
5	Research in Nonprofit Organization Management
Part 2	Understanding the Research Process
6	The Eight Steps of the Research Process
7	Selecting a Research Topic
8	Choosing a Research Design
9	Putting Together a Research Proposal
Part 3	Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
10	Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
11	Introduction to Sampling
12	Writing Questions and Developing Questionnaires
Part 4	Analyzing Quantitative Data
13	Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics
14	Using Tables, Charts, and Graphs
15	Exploring Research Hypothesis Concepts
16	Testing Hypotheses About Two or More Groups
17	Identifying Relationships with Correlation and Regression
18	Introduction to Experimental Design
19	Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics
20	Exploring Multivariate Statistics
21	Conducting Statistical Tests with SPSS®
Part 5	Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
22	Introduction to Qualitative Research
23	Research Using the Case Study Approach
24	Research Using the Grounded Theory Approach
25	Research Using the Ethnographic Approach
26	Critical Research: Action Research Approaches
27	Critical Research: Empowerment and Feminist Models
Part 6	Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
28	Analyzing Qualitative Data
29	Analyzing Texts, Documents and Artifacts
Part 7	Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
30	Writing the Research Report
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
LONG TC
Detailed Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
	Public Administration in Society
	Research in the Nonprofit Sector
	Getting Started in Research
	Purposes for Research
	Purpose, Scope, and Structure of the Book
	Conclusion
Part 1	Research Fundamentals
1	Introduction to Research Methods
	Five Reasons to Develop Research Skills
	Research¿The Scientific Way
	The Scientific Method
	Logic and Reasoning in Research
	The Quantitative Approach to Research
	The Qualitative Approach to Research
	The Future of Research
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
2	Research Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
	The Meaning of Ethics
	Sources of Our Moral Standards
	What are Public Administration Ethics?
	What are Research Ethics?
	Research with Human Subjects
	Ethics in the Research Process
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
3	The Building Blocks of Research
	Ontological Foundations
	Epistemological Positions
	Research Frameworks
	Selecting a Research Strategy
	Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation Methods
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
4	Public Administration Research: Theory and Practice
	Positivist Research Models
	Postpositivist Research Models
	Research Focus in Public Administration
	Research Topics and Themes
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
5	Research in Nonprofit Organization Management
	Issues in Nonprofit Research
	Research in Organizational Leadership
	Research in Philanthropy
	Research in Voluntarism
	Research in Nonprofits and Public Policy
	Research in Civil Society
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
Part 2	Understanding the Research Process
6	The Eight Steps of the Research Process
	Identify the Research Problem
	Establish Research Objectives
	Decide on a Research Strategy
	Prepare a Research Plan
	Conduct a Literature Review
	Gather the Data
	Analyze and Interpret the Data
	Prepare and Present Research Findings
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
7	Selecting a Research Topic
	Selecting a Problem to Study
	Tasks in Problem Definition Process
	Selecting a Research Focus
	Finding Information About a Topic
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
8	Choosing a Research Design
	Quantitative Designs
	Three Principal Quantitative Designs
	Qualitative Designs
	Three Important Qualitative Designs
	Combined Research Designs
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
9	Putting Together a Research Proposal
	Components of a Research Proposal
	Differences in Quantitative and Qualitative Proposals
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
Part 3	Quantitative Research Designs and Methods
10	Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
	Fundamentals of Measurement
	Some Statistics Terms and Concepts
	Is It a Statistic or a Parameter?
	Statistics Applications
	Statistics and Communication
	Statistics in Action
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
11	Introduction to Sampling
	Sampling Methods
	Sample Bias and Sampling Error
	Dealing with Nonsample Error
	Sample Distributions
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
12	Writing Questions and Developing Questionnaires
	Some Uses for Questionnaires
	Advantages of Using Questionnaires
	Questionnaire Construction Procedure
	Selecting Types of Questions
	Developing and Using Scales
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
Part 4	Analyzing Quantitative Data
13	Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics
	Four Categories of Descriptive Statistics
	Measures of Central Tendency
	Measures of Variability
	Measures of Relative Position
	Measures of Correlation
	Understanding Distributions
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
14	Using Tables, Charts, and Graphs
	Making Sense out of Ungrouped or "Raw" Data
	Presenting Data in Tables
	Building a Stem-and-Leaf Diagram
	Communicating with Charts and Graphs
	Final Reminders about Graphics
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
15	Exploring Research Hypothesis Concepts
	Types of Research Hypotheses
	The Null Hypothesis
	Making Inferences About Populations
	Hypothesis Testing in Action
	Testing for a Normal Distribution
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
16	Testing Hypotheses About Two or More Groups
	The Meaning of Statistical Significance
	Interpreting Results with p-values
	Goodness-of-Fit Tests
	Two-Group Hypothesis Tests
	Comparing Groups with ANOVA
	Three Versions of ANOVA
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
17	Identifying Relationships with Correlation and Regression
	The Meaning of Correlation
	Purposes for Correlation Analysis
	The Link Between Correlation and Regression
	The Coefficient of Determination
	The Regression Analysis Procedure
	The Standard Error of the Estimate
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
18	Introduction to Experimental Design
	Considerations in Experimental Design
	Types of Experimental Designs
	The Meaning of Multivariate Statistics
	Multiple Regression Analysis
	Constructing a Multiple Regression Model
	Key Considerations in Experimental Design
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
19	Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics
	Basic Assumptions for Statistics
	Nonparametric Versions of Parametric Tests
	One-Sample Nonparametric Tests
	Nonparametric Tests for Differences
	Nonparametric Relationship Tests
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
20	Exploring Multivariate Statistics
	Multiple Regression Analysis
	Introduction to Multiple Analysis of Variance (Manova)
	Managing Large Data Bases with Factor and Cluster Analysis
	Predicting with Discriminant Analysis
	Multiple Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
21	Conducting Statistical Tests with SPSS®
	The SPSS® Opening Screen
	Entering and Naming Variables and Values
	Entering Data
	Processing Data
	Putting SPSS to Work
	Bivariate Descriptive Statistics
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
Part 5	Qualitative Research Strategies and Methods
22	Introduction to Qualitative Research
	Qualitative Research Strategies
	Which Strategy Is "Best"?
	Qualitative Research in Public Administration
	Research Without Limits
	Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
23	Research Using the Case Study Approach
	Defining the Case Study
	Purposes for Case Studies
	Designing Case Studies
	Steps in the Case Study Method
	The Case Study in Public Administration Research
	Guidelines for Preparing Case Studies
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
24	Research Using the Grounded Theory Approach
	The Beginnings of Grounded Theory
	Two Approaches to Grounded Theory
	The Seven Stages of Grounded Theory
	Steps in the Grounded Theory Research Process
	Grounded Theory in Public Administration Research
	Grounded Theory and Public Policy
	Conclusion
	Exercises
	Additional Reading
25	Research Using the Ethnographic Approach
	A Brief History of Ethnography
	Ethnography. Ethology, and Ethnography
	The Activities of Modern Ethnographers
	The Art and Science of Modern Ethnography
	Doing Ethnographic Field Work
	Ethnography in Public Administration Research
	Ethnography in Nonprofit Management Research
	Researching Organizational Culture
	Conclusion
	Exercises
	Additional Reading
26	Critical Research: Action Research Approaches
	Five Models of Action Research
	Action Research and Critical Theory
	Key Themes in Action Research
	Phases of Planned Change
	Goals of Action Research
	Examples of Action Research
	Conclusion
	Exercises
	Additional Reading
27	Critical Research: Empowerment and Feminist Models
	Empowerment Research
	The Empowerment Research Process
	The Feminist Research Model
	Conclusion
	Exercises
	Additional Reading
Part 6	Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
28	Analyzing Qualitative Data
	What are Qualitative Data?
	Components of Qualitative Data Analysis
	Bringing Order to Data
	The Qualitative Data Analysis Process
	Reporting Qualitative Research Results
	Computer Analysis of Qualitative Data
	Conclusion
	Suggested Reading
29	Analyzing Texts, Documents and Artifacts
	Analysis of Texts as Data
	The Literature Review: A Key Research Activity
	Research with Archival Data
	Performing Meta-Analysis Research
	Hermeneutic Analysis of Text Materials
	Semiotics: The Analysis of Signs and Symbols
	Content, Narrative, and Discourse Analysis
	Examining Material Culture and Artifact Analysis
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
Part 7	Preparing and Presenting Research Findings
30	Writing the Research Report
	Structuring the Research Report
	Sections of the Final Report
	Style and Format in Research Writing
	Endnotes, Footnotes and In-Text citations
	Major Bibliographic Styles
	Some Additional Style Manuals
	Style Requirements for Public Administration
	A Closing Reminder
	Conclusion
	Additional Reading
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Public administration -- Research -- Methodology.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.