Methodology of Research in Social Sciences

ISBN Number : 978-93-5097-569-5

Student Price : Rs.440

Student Dollar Price : 18$

Library Price : Rs.950

Library Dollar Price : 38$

Book Edition : Second

Year of Publication : 2019

No. Of Pages : 446

Book Weight :0

About The Book

This book is a response to the above perceived needs for a cross-discipline practice-oriented comprehensive book on research methodology. It has grown out of my long and rich experience in guiding and evaluating research projects at Master, M.Phil. and Doctoral students over three decades, and in directing workshop on methodology of research for Doctoral research scholars and teachers.

This book has several distinctive features. It -
- is suitable for all social sciences: Economics, Commerce, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Behavioural Science, Political Sciences, Social Work, Etc.,
- adequately covers all aspects of research methodology: Scientific Method, conceptual models, social science research, types and methods of research, review of literature and note-taking, selection of a research problem, hypotheses, concepts, measurement, research plan, sampling techniques and sample size, methods of collection of data, construction of questionnaire and scales/field work, processing and tabulation of data, graphic representation, statistical analysis of data and hypothesis testing and report writing and evaluation,
- provides step-by-step guidelines on all aspects of the research process,
- illustrates the various research strategies and techniques with examples drawn from recent research publications in various social sciences, and
- written in simple and interesting style.

 

Contents :

1. Foundations of Research
2. Social Science Research
3. Types and Methods of Research
4. Review of Literature
5. Planning of Research
6. Sampling
7. Methods of Data Collection
8. Tools For Data Collection
9. Field Work
10. Processing of Data
11. Statistical Analysis of Data
12. Report Writing
Appendix

About The Author

Dr. M. Ranganatham is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce in the University of Madras, Chennai. He has about 20 years of postgraduate teaching and research experience. He has guided about 65 M.Ph. And 11 Ph.D. Students. He has published 12 research papers in national journals and participated in several national and international seminars. His areas of interests are financial markets and services, security analysis and portfolio management, risk management and insurance and quantitative methods.

Prof. Krishnaswami is an eminent scholar and a writer. He has a rich academic background and has specialised in general management, co-operative management, finance and banking. Be has contributed over 100 papers to leading journals, has conducted and yided many research projects, and has participated and presented papers in many regional and national seminars. He has directed several workshops on methodology of research.    He was on the Working Group on Research and Extension appointed by the Ministry of Education and Youth Services, Government of India in 1970, and on the Working Groups on Agricultural Finance, and the Special Working Group on Commerce Education, Tamil Nadu Planning Commission during 1971-93. He worked as a visiting research consultant in Hasanuddin University, Indonesia during 1972-73 under a programme sponsored by the ADC, New York.     

He introduced M.B.A. and other management programmes in Bangaiore University and Master of Go-operative Management programme in Gandhigram Rural University. He is associated with academic bodies of several Universities and Professional bodies.     

After serving as Professor and Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Bangalore for a decade and half, Dr. Krishnaswami was working as Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute ofScience, Bangalore For three years. Currently he is an adjunct Professor of Management in National University, San Jose, U.S.A. His publications include: Essentials of Commerce, Co-operative Democracy in Action, Co-operative Account-keeping, Co-operative Audit, Administrative Handbook for Co-operative Department, Methodology of Research in Social Sciences, MBO, the Concept and Methodology, Fundamentals of Co-operation.

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