Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration by Kenneth J. Meier, Jeffrey L. Brudney, John Bohte

By Kenneth J. Meier, Jeffrey L. Brudney, John Bohte

Because the first booklet ever released for public management records classes, utilized statistics FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT management makes a tricky topic obtainable to scholars and practitioners of public management who've little history in information or study equipment. Steeped in event and perform, this landmark textual content is still the 1st and top in learn tools and information for college students and practitioners in public--and nonprofit--administration. All statistical innovations utilized by public management execs are lined, and all examples within the textual content relate to public management and the nonprofit area. The textual content avoids jargon and formulae; in its place, it makes use of a step by step strategy that enables pupil studying.

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Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. Statistics and Public and Nonprofit Administration CHAPT E R 1 The Advantages of a Statistical Approach S tatistics have many advantages for the study and practice of public and nonprofit administration and other disciplines.

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The chapter also shows how the normal distribution can be applied to simplify complex binomial problems, provided certain conditions are met. The chapter following discusses other useful probability distributions for public and nonprofit managers. The hypergeometric probability distribution is used when the manager wants to make a generalization from a sample to a finite population. 2 computer failures per day or 15 potholes per 100 meters. Part IV explores statistical inference and focuses on the issue of how the manager can generalize (infer) results from a small sample of data to the much larger population from which the sample was drawn.

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