Applied Policy Research

Concepts and Cases

Author: Peter J. Haas,J. Fred Springer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136614311

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Applied Policy Research

Concepts and Cases

Author: Peter Jerome Haas,Peter J. Haas,J. Frederick Springer

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9780815320920

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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This new, multidisciplinary series will present works devoted to the indigenous peoples of North America -- the First Nations, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, and the Indians of Mexico. Topics will range from the social sciences to education, law, criminology, health, the environment, religion, architecture, linguistics, and agriculture, including innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Books featuring Native voices and issues of particular current significance to Native peoples will be featured. This book gives students of policy analysis, program evaluation, research methods, and public administration insights and know-how in conducting research. The book demystifies policy research in several ways. The authors recognize that traditional analysis or program evaluation are rarely applicable in their pure forms to policy concerns. Therefore, the first four chapters set out a practical approach that avoids forcing idealistic and obscure research concepts onto complex public programs and policies. These chapters also emphasize the importance of the decision context in which research is used. The book also offers a set of case studies drawn from real instances of policy research that provide students with the opportunity to grapple with the challenges posed by the unique information needs of public programs and agencies. Each case study includes the following: -- A detailed description of a policy research problem -- A discussion of the unique challenges posed by the problem -- A description of the policy research techniques utilized -- A summary of the outcomes associated with the research as it was conducted -- Conclusions about the implications for policyresearch -- Exercises and discussion questions for classroom use
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Business Research Methods

Author: Donald R. Cooper,Pamela S. Schindler

Publisher: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial management

Page: 744

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part I Introduction to Business Research 1 Research in Business 2 Thinking Like a Researcher 3 The Research Process 4 Business Research Requests and Proposals Appendix 4a: Covering Kids RFP 5 Ethics in Business Research part II The Design of Research 6 Research Design: An Overview 7 Secondary.
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International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

Author: Michael Brody,Robert B. Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892384

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 576

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The environment and contested notions of sustainability are increasingly topics of public interest, political debate, and legislation across the world. Environmental education journals now publish research from a wide variety of methodological traditions that show linkages between the environment, health, development, and education. The growth in scholarship makes this an opportune time to review and synthesize the knowledge base of the environmental education (EE) field. The purpose of this 51-chapter handbook is not only to illuminate the most important concepts, findings and theories that have been developed by EE research, but also to critically examine the historical progression of the field, its current debates and controversies, what is still missing from the EE research agenda, and where that agenda might be headed. Published for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
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Folk Law

Essays in the Theory and Practice of Lex Non Scripta

Author: Alison Dundes Renteln

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299143442

Category: Social Science

Page: 1037

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In every culture there exists unwritten law--obligations and prohibitions that are understood and passed on, and transgressions that are punished. Folk Law, a comprehensive two-volume collection of essays, examines this meeting place of folklore and jurisprudence. The contributors explore the historical significance and implications of folk law, its continuing influence around the globe, and the conflicts that arise when folk law diverges from official law. The collection begins by defining various forms of "folk law," drawing on examples from many cultures. The second section provides historical profiles of pioneering figures in the study of folk law. Following sections examine field research techniques used to identify folk laws; aspects of folk law within the realm of rituals, songs, and other forms of expressive culture; instances where folk law comes into conflict with national law, and the role of folk law in the international arena. The volumes also include description and analysis of two approaches to folk law--the rule approach, in which scholars dissect the codes that underlie folk law, and the case approach, in which researchers examine specific cases involving folk law. Valuable for students and scholars of law, folklore, or anthropology, this extensive casebook marks a rare interdisciplinary approach to two important areas of research.
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