COURSE OUTLINE  SPRING 2021

Course Title: Research Methodology

Course Code: RMT-139

Credit Hours: 03

Lecturer: Nadeem Afraz

Email: nadeem.afraz@uos.edu.pk

 

INTRODUCTION TO COURSE

Quite frequently these days, people talk of research. Several research studies are undertaken and accomplished year after year. But in most cases very little attention is paid to an important dimension relying to research, namely, that of research methodology.

Thus a great deal of research tends to be useless. It may be noted that the significance of research lays in its quality and not in quantity. The need, therefore, is for those concerned with research to pay due attention to designing and adhering to the appropriate methodology throughout for improving the quality of research. The methodology may differ from problem to problem, yet the basic approach towards research remains the same.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Keeping all this in view, the present course has been design with two clear objectives,

  1. To enable researchers, irrespective of their discipline, in developing the most appropriate   methodology for their research studies
  2. To make them familiar with the art of using different research methods and techniques.

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, HANDOUTS ETC.

Power point uploaded.

 

TEXTBOOKS TO BE USED FOR THE COURSE /ARTIST WORK / VIDEOS

Research Methodology: PUBLISHING FOR ONE WORLD NEW AGE INTERNATIONAL (P) LIMITED, PUBLISHERS Visit us at www.newagepublishers.com

Research Methods by Nicholas Walliman Publisher Routledge@2011 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routl Marketing and Merchandising edge 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Reference Article:

Ultimate Guide to Harvard Referencing - Cite This For Me

www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing

APA Citation Guide: How to Cite a Book in APA - BibMe

www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/book/

 

COURSE CONTENT AND SCHEDULE

Week

Topics and Readings

1.

  • Introduction of subject/outlines etc.
  • What is research methodology? Why we conduct research. Tools and instruments to conduct research

2.

  • Research Process flow diagram and Understand key concept and
  • Terminologies of research

3.

  • Introduction of types  and Classification of Research

4.

  • Introduction of various methods of Research

5.

  • Research Process- Research Proposal outline

6.

  • Variables and its types
  • Correlation & Causation

7.

  • Test Hypothesis, Classification of Hypothesis

8.

  • ·Population and Sampling

  • ·Sampling Techniques/ Methods

9.

Mid Semester

10.

  • Design Survey instrument
  • Survey Administration Research Process

11.

  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis,
  • Statistical Tools for Analysis

12.

  • Research Proposal outline
  • Problem Identification and Problem Statement
  • Research Question

13.

  • Aim and Objectives of Research Study,
  • Significance and limitation of the Research Study.

14.

  • Research Design, Material and Apparatus, Work plan
  • Literature Review and its importance

15.

  • Understand Citation and Referencing

16

  • Citation and Referencing Practices

17.

FINAL EXAM / PROJECT

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Sessional: 20   (PowerPoint Presentations, Practical Assignments and Homework)

Mid exam: 30

Final exam: 50

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • 75% Attendance will me must.
  • Cell Phones should be silent during class

Course Material