With new critical thinking questions, data-based exercises, tips on data presentation, and suggested reading lists, this workbook gets students comfortable applying each technique. Helpful software primers on SPSS and Excel provide essential skills. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available in SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, Stata, and Excel).
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Why Statistics for Public Managers and Analysts?
PART TWO: RESEARCH METHODS
Conceptualization and Measurement
Measuring and Managing Performance: Present and Future
PART THREE: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Measures of Dispersion
PART FOUR: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Hypothesis Testing with Chi-square
Measures of Association
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
PART FIVE: FURTHER STATISTICS
Time Series Analysis
Survey of Other Techniques
Appendix: Statistical Tables