- Define research methods in the public administration context.
- Identify terms used in public administration pertaining to research, such as research methods, theoretical constructs, and research tools.
- Distinguish among types of research methods, theories, and tools that are applicable in public administration.
- Apply research methods and evidence to manage ethical dilemmas and program outcomes in justice administration, emergency services, and the nonprofit sector.
- Compare and contrast the usefulness of various research methods, theoretical constructs, and research tools in terms of solving real-world problems.
- Use Microsoft Excel to analyze real-world data sets and solve case and scenario problems.
- Synthesize lucid arguments with justifiable rationale for the selection of specific research methods, theoretical constructs, and tools for solving real-world problems in public administration.
- Prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation of a research project to include description of methods, data analysis, and findings.
Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (Rev: 4th ed.)
Publisher: Sage (2014)
Author: Creswell, J. W.
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