This course is designed to enable students to:
- identify and discuss the role and importance of research in the social sciences.
- identify and discuss the issues and concepts salient to the research process.
- identify and discuss the complex issues inherent in selecting a research problem, selecting an appropriate research design, and implementing a research project.
- identify and discuss the concepts and procedures of sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- explain key research concepts and issues
- read, comprehend, and explain research articles in their academic discipline.
The recommended books are :
1.Don E. Ethridge. Research Methodology in Applied Economics, 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell
2. Neuman W.Lawerence,(1997) Social Research Methods, Qualitative and Quanatitative Approaches, Allyn And Bacon;Boston
3. Zikmund William, G.,(1994), Business Research Methods, The drydem Press
Description of Evaluation Procedure: Mid-Term 30 Marks (Online, MCQs) Final Term Exam: 25 Marks(Online MCQs) Viva: 25 Marks Sessional: 20 Marks
Key Dates: Commencement of Class: 12, October 2020 Mid Term Exam: December 14-18, 2020 Final Term Exam: February 8-12, 2021 Declaration of Result: February 19, 2021
Class Timing: 8:00-9:30 AM Monday & Tuesday (Regular) 1:00-2:30 PM Monday & Tuesday (SS)