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Assimilation or Transformation?

Title: Assimilation or Transformation?: An Analysis of Change in Ten Secondary Science Teachers Following an Inquiry-Based Research Experience for Teachers.
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Name(s): Blanchard, Carrie, 1981-, author
Davis, Nancy T., professor directing dissertation
Stallins, J. Anthony, outside committee member
Gilmer, Penny J., committee member
Southerland, Sherry A., committee member
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation examines the role of agency in county level decision making regarding Wal-Mart development within Florida counties. Framed by the theories of principal-agent, local government decision making and open systems this research examines key factors that influence a decision to allow or disallow a Wal-Mart. The method Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is employed to both theory test and theory build around the factors of agency, with the findings demonstrating that county poverty rates and staff recommendation are significant factors in a decision to allow a Wal-Mart.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3660 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Middle and Secondary Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2006.
Date of Defense: June 14, 2006.
Keywords: Local Government, QCA, Agency, Decision Making
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Nancy T. Davis, Professor Directing Dissertation; J. Anthony Stallins, Outside Committee Member; Penny J. Gilmer, Committee Member; Sherry A. Southerland, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3660
Owner Institution: FSU

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Blanchard, C. (2006). Assimilation or Transformation?: An Analysis of Change in Ten Secondary Science Teachers Following an Inquiry-Based Research Experience for Teachers. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3660