Quantitative Research Methods in Social Sciences
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.
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Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, 781039