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Policy analysis in social science research

Stuart S. Nagel

Policy analysis in social science research

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Policy sciences -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Social sciences -- Statistical methods

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStuart S. Nagel, Marian Neef.
    ContributionsNeef, Marian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsH62 .N23 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination240 p. :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2530646M
    ISBN 100819147958
    LC Control Number85011241

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