The purpose of research is to discover answers to questions through the application of scientific procedures. The main aim of research is to find out the truth which is hidden and which has not been discovered as yet. Each research study has its own specific purpose, we may think of research objectives are: to create awareness among students regarding basics of geographical research. To gain familiarity with a phenomenon or to achieve new insights into it (studies with this object in view are termed as exploratory or formulative research studies); To portray accurately the characteristics of a particular individual, situation or a group (studies with this object in view are known as descriptive research studies); To determine the frequency with which something occurs or with which it is associated with something else (studies with this object in view are known as diagnostic research studies); To test a hypothesis of a causal relationship between variables (such studies are known as hypothesis-testing research studies).

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:

  1. Critically assess bulky waste operations by local authorities, including volumes/types of materials arising and current disposal/recovery routes.
  2. Classify and evaluate the operation of furniture recovery schemes nationally.
  3.  Make recommendations to improve the operational effectiveness of, and to maximise recovery opportunities of bulky waste collection.

Text Books:

  1. Babbie, Earl (2012). “The Practice of Social Research”. 13th edition Belmont, California:  Wordsworth.
  2. Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. & Tight, M. (2010) How to Research, Tata, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New Delhi.
  3. Baker, A. R. H. & Billinge, M. (2011) Period and Place: Research Methods in Historical Geography. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Posner, R. A. (2007). The little book of plagiarism. Pantheon.

Course Start Date:    March 2, 2020

Course End Date:    June 15,2020

Class Timing

Monday        08:00 AM- 09:00 AM

Tuesday       08:00 AM- 09:00 AM

Friday           11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material