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Title: Enhancing methodological reporting in Public Administration: The functional equivalents framework
Author: Mele, Valentina
Esteve Laporta, Marc
Lee, Seulki
Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
Cappellaro, Giulia
Petrovsky, Nicolai
Ospina, Sonia M.
Keywords: Metodologia de la ciència
Administració pública
Processament de dades
Beques d'investigació
Science methodology
Public administration
Data processing
Research grants
Issue Date: Nov-2020
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Public administration scholarship reflects a multidisciplinary field in which many theoretical perspectives coexist. However, one of the dark sides of such theoretical pluralism is methodological fragmentation. It may be hard to assess the research quality and to engage with the findings from studies employing different methodologies, thus limiting meaningful conversations. Moreover, the constant race across social sciences to make methodologies more sophisticated may exacerbate the separation between academic and practitioner audiences. In order to counterbalance these two trends, the paper aims at increasing methodological intelligibility in our field. It does so starting from the idea that each methodology entails choices in the conventional phases of research design, data collection and data analysis, and that these choices must be reported (...)
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It is part of: American Review of Public Administration, 2020, vol. 50, num. 8, p. 811-824
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ISSN: 0275-0740
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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