Foundation of Public Administration

Describe and evaluate a recent personal experience with government. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the process? What suggestions would you make for improvement?

What can public administrators learn from private sector management? What can private sector administrators learn from public sector management?

What are some differences between public and private sector planning? Why is broad public involvement important to the public planning process?

How do limited resources affect the public budgeting and administrative planning processes? What are the implications for the public administrator?

What public administration issues do you see?  How might the issue (s) affect you or your community?

Please share your thoughts: “Those who define public administration in managerial terms take a businesslike approach to it that tends to minimize the distinctions between public and private administration. In their view, public administration is essentially the same as big business and ought to be run according to the same managerial principles and values.”  Source:  David H. Rosenbloom, Robert S. Kravchuk

Some believe that the United States has too many governments, in the sense that governmental authority is too fragmented and that the cost of redundancies and loss of coordination is too high. Would you favor abolishing any levels or kinds of government? Why or why not?

When you look around the various media outlets in your community, what public administration issues do you see?  How might the issue (s) affect you or your community?

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The coefficient of determination,

Regression analysis can also be used to predict the values of a dependent variable given the values of one or more independent variables by calculating a regression equation. You may….

predict the value of a variable from one or more other variables

Regression analysis can also be used to predict the values of a dependent variable given the values of one or more independent variables by calculating a regression equation. You may….

To assess the strength of a cause-and-effect relationship between variables

In contrast to the correlation coefficient, the coefficient of determination (sometimes known as the regression coefficient) enables you to assess the strength of relationship between a numerical dependent variable and….