APPENDIX CThe purpose of the document review guide is to focus the researcher's
examination of MA study reports on the research questions. The kind
of information gathered in the document review is very similar to that
called for in interviews with the analysts who conducted the study.
Each study report will be reviewed prior to the interview with the
analyst. The review of the report will familiarize the researcher with
the study and, also, provide a check for information collected in the
interview.Study reports will contain information relevant to two of the three
major areas to be examined: the kind of study and the methods used
in conducting the study. Information about the acceptance and implementation of recommendations is typically not included in reports.
Study recommendations, of course, are included in reports.The procedure for examining the study reports will be as follows:
Document Review Guide
|1. ||The researcher will classify the study as to kind using the typology that
has been developed.|
|2. ||The researcher will describe the methods used in the conduct of the study
using the typology for study methods. It is expected that most study reports
will provide only partial information about methodology. Most of the information about study methods will come from interviews.|
|3. ||The recommendations contained in the report will be classified using the
typology of recommendations.|
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Book title: Management Analysis in Public Organizations:History, Concepts, and Techniques.
Contributors: Ray C. Oman - Author, Stephen L. Damours - Author, T. Arthur Smith - Author, Andrew R. Uscher - Author.
Publisher: Quorum Books.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1992.
Page number: 177.
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