This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 730
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Research Methods In Sociology
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Research methods in sociology: epistemology, theory, method and data; Quantitative research: measurement, survey, problem formulation, research design, sampling, questionnaire, schedule, implementation of survey, structure of survey data, preparing data for analysis, statistical analysis of survey data, hypothesis testing, interpretation of quantitative data; Qualitative methods: the Chicago tradition and the Dramaturgical approach, participant observation and interviewing, ethnography, participant observer continuum, strategies for entering, watching, listening, recording and exiting the field, selecting respondents, rapport, interview guide, interview environment, focused group discussion, case study method, oral histories, life histories and experiential methods, content analysis, coding, analytic memos, questions of reliability and validity, emic and etic approaches; Field research in India; Reflexivity; Writing research report; Positivism and phenomenology: interpenetrating systems between quantitative and qualitative research traditions.