Public Sector Research and Analysis
This course (UVic ADMN 314) is an introduction to research methods in public and non-profit sector settings. Students learn to become informed consumers and critics of research and more effective managers of research-related projects. Data analysis skills are also strengthened, with the use of spreadsheet software. Topics include definition and types of research; research design; measurement; methods of data collection; data coding; descriptive and inferential statistics; relationships between variables, ethical, and organizational issues; the research proposal and report.
Third-year university standing is recommended.
Computer with Internet is required. Refer to http://publicadmin.uvic.ca.
Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.