Summer Issue of NML Focuses on Research Methodology
The Summer 2006 issue of Nonprofit Management and Leadership (Volume 16, No. 4), a quarterly journal sponsored by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, focuses on the topic of research methodology. Titled “An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Research Method Best Practices for Nonprofit Studies,” the special-theme issue is guest edited by Jo Anne Schneider, associate research professor at George Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy.
“Nonprofit research,” writes Schneider, “can provide nonprofit managers with a range of insights regarding the management, program development, and evaluation of local agencies. However, the interdisciplinary nature of nonprofit scholarship sometimes presents challenges because scholars educated in various disciplines conceptualize the research process differently.... This collection of articles addresses the questions: How can research be useful to nonprofits, and which combination of methods would be most useful given a particular need or question?”
Quantitative Research for Nonprofit Management
Wolfgang Bielefeld, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Using Multimethods Ethnography to Promote Quality Service and Understand Interactions Among Organizations
Jo Anne Schneider, George Washington University
The Economics of Nonprofit Organizations
Patricia Hughes, St. Cloud State University
Historical Research for the Nonprofit Sector
David C. Hammack, Case Western Reserve University
The Catalyst Process: What Academics Provide to Practitioners
Carl Milofsky, Bucknell University
To read abstracts of these articles, or to subscribe to Nonprofit Management and Leadership, visit the Wiley InterScience website.