Book Title: Inquiry of the Public Sort

Subtitle: Microstudies in Public Administration and Public Affairs

Author: David P. Carter (Ed.)

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Book Description: A collection of small-scale research projects in matters of public administration and public affairs, carried out by graduate students in the Programs of Public Affairs, University of Utah.

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Unbeknownst to them, graduate students enrolled in Dr. David Carter’s Fall 2020 section of Research Design embarked on an experiment in research instruction. Working in groups of two-to-four, they conceived of, designed, and executed public affairs “microstudies”—small-scale research projects focused on tailored questions of public policy and public administration. This book presents the result of this experiment: seven diverse research projects on topics including public transit ridership, telework, and K-12 education modes during the COVID-19 pandemic; reproductive healthcare policy impacts; municipal climate change plans; environmental (in)justice, and; the workforce experiences of those with invisible disabilities. The studies are diverse in epistemological underpinnings and research methods—ranging from critical and interpretivist qualitative investigations to quantitative analysis of secondary data—but are united in their collective attention to research design fidelity and concern for findings with “public” relevance.

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David P. Carter (Ed.)

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Public administration

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Title
Inquiry of the Public Sort
Author
David P. Carter (Ed.)
Editor
David P. Carter
Contributors
Christine Behle; Alex Bond; Alison Cañar; Anna Cushing; Luiz Aurelio de Santana Luz; Michael Dillman; Russell Facer; Andre French Lastre; Santiago Garcia; Mishael Garz; Taylor Greenwell; Mauricio Laguan; Shykell Ledford; Sharah Meservy; Christine Posvistak; Sam F. R. Roberts; Raissa Umba; Kristen VanLeeuwen; and Logan Waechtler
License

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Inquiry of the Public Sort by David P. Carter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
Public administration
Additional Subject(s)
Social research and statistics
Publisher
Public Sort Press
Publication Date
December 5, 2020
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4321923