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Research and Data Analysis in Public Administration

Suppose you are the lead researcher on a research team. Select a topic that you would like to study from the following list of research topics for a research project:

Teenage pregnancy (incidences, policies, or programs)
Juvenile crime
Quality of drinking water in your municipality
The effectiveness of a job-training project
The effectiveness of educational programs offered to prisoners
Welfare reform
Municipal finance
Lobbying by nonprofit organizations

Assume that you plan to conduct interviews as part of your research project. Develop an interview protocol script using the following template by writing your open-ended interview questions for your research study.

Attached is a template to follow.

Please allow between 1 and 2 pages.


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Research Study on Juvenile Crime

I. Information about the interview

Interviewee: Mr. Spencer, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Specialist

Interviewer: Marcel Parker, Public Policy Researcher and Data Analyst

Date: August 17, 2011

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: County Juvenile Detention Center

II. Consent and Introduction

Hello Mr. Spencer, my name is Marcel Parker, public policy researcher and data analysis for the eastern district of this state, and the purpose of this study is to ascertain what relevant public policy initiatives can be implemented in order to help to combat the rising ...