This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 522
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Quantitative Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Stream: Economics
  • Description:

    Importance of quantitative research in Development Studies; Graphs, slopes and equation: quick recapitulation; Statistical data: types of data: categorical and numerical, measurement scales, central tendency, dispersion, pictorial representation of data, outliers; Correlation and simple regression: estimation; Probability: quick introduction, Normal distribution and normal table, Basic sampling and Sampling distribution, Hypothesis testing: vocabulary, test for means, proportions, contingency tables; Correlation and Simple linear regression: inference; ANOVA.

  • Text:

    Dietz, D M; Barr C T; and Cetinkaya-Rundel, M; (2015) , OpenIntro Statistics, OpenIntro Org, freely available at www.openintro.org ^$^Graveater, F J; Wallnau, L B; (2013), Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, Cengage, New Delhi ^$^Asthana, H and Bhushan ,B. (2017) , Statistics for Social Sciences (with SPSS application), Prentice Hall India, New Delhi ^$^Horton, N J, Kaplan D T, and Pruim, R, (2015), A Student’s Guide to R, freely available at https//cran.r-project.org