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MPA Capstone Research: Theories and Frameworks

Resources and search tips for MPA students

The foundation courses of the MPA program provide lots of information on theory of Public Administration, and your course texts are a good place to start. You might also try:

  • skimming articles related to your topic, paying particular attentions to background, literature reviews, or sections labeled "theoretical framework"
  • searching our ebook collections for your broad topic, adding the keywords "theory" or "framework" or "foundation"
  • using Google or Google Scholar to try to locate top scholars in your area of interest

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