bpa351 | undergraduate

Research In Public Administration

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This course evaluates the process of conducting research for improving decision making within public administration to include the non-profit sector. Students will learn to apply an understanding of commonly employed business research techniques to improve a situation, solve a problem, or change a process. Other topics include problem framing, data collection, data analysis, and data presentation.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Design of Research

    • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative methods of research.
    • Explain commonly used qualitative research designs and quantitative research designs.
    • Select the appropriate type of research design in a given situation.

    The Sources and Collection of Data

    • Identify the data collection instruments.
    • Differentiate between sampling methods and their application in research.

    Analysis and Presentation of Data

    • Describe Collected Data.
    • Interpret Collected Data.
    • Apply Hypothesis Testing.

    Introduction to Research

    • Recognize a situation, problem, issue, or opportunity that needs addressing.
    • Identify the characteristics of good research.
    • Identify ethical issues involved in research.
    • Describe the research process.

    An Overview of Research Design

    • State the purpose of research design.
    • Identify the appropriate research questions and hypotheses
    • Identify dependent and independent variables in research.
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