**Test Bank for Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators, A Practical Guide, 1st Edition, Masami Nishishiba, Matthew Jones, Mariah Kraner, ISBN-10: 1452203520, ISBN-13: 9781452203522**

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PART I: RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION

1. When a Practitioner Becomes a Researcher 2. Research Alignment 3. Identifying the Focus of the Research: Research Objective and Research Question 4. Research Design 5. Sample Selection 6. Data Collection

PART II. DATA ANALYSIS

7. Quantitative Data Preparation and Descriptive Statistics 8. Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Significance: Logic of Inferential Statistics 9. Comparing Means Between Two Groups 10. Comparing Means of More Than Two Groups: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) 11. Bivariate Correlation 12. Chi-Square Analysis 13. Regression Analysis 14. Qualitative Data Analysis

PART III. SUMMING UP: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

15. Writing Reports 16. Using Research Methods for Continuous Improvement: Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement Appendix A: Additional SPSS and Excel Instructions Appendix B: Emily’s Survey Form