Author Archives: Meg Streams

About Meg Streams

I am an associate professor of public administration at Tennessee State University. The opinions expressed on my blog are my own and do not represent those of my institution.

Exciting news about CRS reports

It’s a good day for transparency! The Congressional Research Service has since the mid-twentieth century been explicitly prevented by Congress from making their research reports accessible to the public, unlike, for example, the GAO. With the Consolidated Appropriations Bill signed … Continue reading

Posted in Research

Some newer options for locating databases and datasets

Although the growth of the web and search engines gives us the impression that all data we could ever need or want is floating around somewhere, waiting for us, that doesn’t mean that it is all easy to find amongst … Continue reading

Posted in Research

SECoPA Conference – September 20-23 in Birmingham, AL

The Southeastern Conference on Public Administration will be held nearby this year from Thursday Sept. 20 through Sunday September 23, just down the road in Birmingham. If you have not attended this conference before, please consider doing so – if … Continue reading

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What happens when life intervenes?

This article offers an interesting perspective on how life events can change how we see our work goals, and how important it is to think broadly about the different ways doctoral-level skills and knowledge can be applied in a productive … Continue reading

Posted in Reflection

from SAGE: Free Quantitative Text Analysis Webinar Feb. 21 – sign up in advance if interested

This could be a very good opportunity to get acquainted with the latest regarding quantitative text analysis, potentially of interest to students planning mixed methods projects. It will be to promote the book, of course, but still would give you … Continue reading

Posted in Opportunities

Academic writing resource

I personally find phrasebanks of this kind useful from time to time and so I thought I would pass it along to you. Don’t assume it is only useful for those for whom English is a second language. None of … Continue reading

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Postion opening for Policy and Research Director at ThinkTennessee – closes 11/20/2017

The position is listed at http://thinktennessee.org/job/policy-research-director/; qualifications portion copied below. "Experience A graduate degree in public policy, public administration or a related field and/or commensurate work experience in a policy-related field Skills Ability to initiate and lead large and complex … Continue reading

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