This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 505
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: None
  • Title: Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    Scope and objectives of social research: Theory, facts, data; objectivity in social research; Research Design: Typologies of Research Design; formulation of research problem; hypothesis; Methods of Social Research: Quantitative research; questionnaire, schedule, survey, sampling, measurement; Qualitative research: Observation; interview method, case study, content analysis, PRA/PLA techniques; Analysis and Interpretation of Data: Quantative, Qualitiative, Statistical methods in social research, Report Writing.

    Texts/References:

     

    1. C. Steve and P. Mcneill, Research Methods, Routledge, 2005

    2. T. May, Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, Open University Press, 2001

    3. E. Babbie, �Adventures in Social Research, 1998, Sage.

    4. A. Bryman and Cramer, Quantitative data analysis for social scientist, Routledge, 1990.

    5. G. Morgan (eds), Beyond Method: Strategies for Social Research, Sage, 1988.

    6. M.N Srinivas, A.M.Shah and E.A. Ramaswamy (eds), Field worker and the Field: Problems and Challenges in Sociological 7.Investigation, Oxford University Press, 1979.

    8. W.G Goode and P.K.Hatt, Methods in Social Research, N.Y, 1952.

    9. P. V Young, Scientific Social Surveys and Research, PHI, 1966

  • Text:

    C. Steve and P. Mcneill, Research Methods, Routledge, 2005^$^T. May, Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, Open University Press, 2001^$^ E. Babbie,Adventures in Social Research, 1998, Sage^$^A. Bryman and Cramer, Quantitative data analysis for social scientist, Routledge, 1990^$^G. Morgan (eds), Beyond Method: Strategies for Social Research, Sage, 1988^$^M.N Srinivas, A.M.Shah and E.A. Ramaswamy (eds), Field worker and the Field: Problems and Challenges in Sociological 7.Investigation, Oxford University Press, 1979.^$^W.G Goode and P.K.Hatt, Methods in Social Research, N.Y, 1952.^$^P. V Y