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By Mitchell Brown, Kathleen Hale

ISBN-10: 1118737369

ISBN-13: 9781118737361

A whole consultant to utilized study, that includes unique info and certain case studies

Applied learn equipment in Public and Nonprofit Organizations takes an integrative method of utilized learn, emphasizing layout, information assortment, and research. universal case reviews throughout chapters illustrate the standard nature of analysis, and functional routines strengthen innovations throughout all sections of the textual content. The e-book contains varieties and codecs for information assortment and research, plus writing excerpts that exhibit effects reporting and presentation. The accompanying instructor's advisor gains assignments, dialogue questions, and routines referenced within the ebook, and the authors' personal facts units can be found to be used online.

Conducting examine, reading effects, and synthesizing the findings for key stakeholders is key to the examine and perform of public and nonprofit administration. Aligned with administration curriculum for either sectors, the publication makes a speciality of the typical flooring those businesses percentage by way of making plans, accomplishing, and utilizing learn in day by day expert actions. the unique examine examples provided are within the context of this shared commonality, together with source acquisition, evaluative procedures, and destiny making plans throughout the lens of universal social coverage matters dealing with leaders this day. issues include:

  • The examine procedure and utilized learn designs
  • Applied learn questions and literature
  • Data assortment within the box and survey research
  • Data research, writing, and presentation

The examples spotlight intergovernmental associations within which public carrier happens, and supply increased achieve to nonprofit corporations and the networked collaborations that make up a good portion of state-of-the-art public provider. for college kids and practitioners of public management, public coverage, and nonprofit administration, Applied examine tools in Public and Nonprofit Organizations presents a entire connection with this serious skillset.

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The techniques we use to analyze data depend on the types of data we have collected. The final steps in the process involve interpreting the results of our analysis and communicating about them in order to better understand our world, improve policies and programs, and refine our theories. The Applied Research Context There are multiple ways to approach the universe of social science research. A key distinction that we make in this book is to focus on applied research as opposed to basic research.

We also were interested in the perceptions of the women who were receiving public services about the support that they obtained and what their additional needs might be, if any. Our third category of inquiry involved identifying best practices through examination of service providers. Our corresponding research design included a survey of all potential organizations serving women age sixty-five and older in the state (including nonprofits, government agencies, and for-profit service providers); individual interviews with a sample of Alabama women sixty-five and older; and site visits to locations in conjunction with the interviews.

Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AND MESSAGE TO INSTRUCTORS In the chapters that follow, we discuss the research process in its entirety and then break down and explicate each of the components. In Chapter One, we provide an overview of the entire process, introduce major concepts, and discuss information literacy and ethics in research. In Chapter Two, we write about developing useful questions, empirical theories, and testable hypotheses. In Chapter Three, we discuss approaches to research design, validity, reliability and error, and sampling strategies.

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