Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Course Work Syllabus

    (Compulsory Paper-I & III)
    Implemented from June, 2017 onwards

    Paper I- Research Methodology and Computer Applications (R101)

    Section I: Research Methodology Max. Marks: 100
    ((60 hrs) 6 Credits) (70 External+30 Internal)
    • Objective:
    • To enable to student to understand and work methods and concepts related Research.
    • To enable the student to develop research proposal and to work with research problem.
    • To develop broad comprehension of research area.

    UNIT-I:Concept of Research
    Meaning, Concept, nature steps types and characteristics of research., Types and approaches , Ethics in Research and Plagiarism, Scientific Inquiry, Philosophical and Sociological foundations of research, Interdisciplinary approach and its implications in various research area.

    Unit II: Types and Methods of Research
    Qualitative and quantitative methods of research like Descriptive, Historical, Case study, Ethnography, Ex-post facto, documentaryand content analysis, survey field and laboratory experimental studies.Characteristics of methods and their implications in research area.

    Unit III: Development of research proposals
    Research proposal and its elements, Formulation ofresearch problem-criteria of sources and definition, Development of objectives and characteristics ofobjectives, Development of hypothesis and applications. Writing a Research Paper, Choosing a Topic, Preparing a Working Bibliography, Outlining and need to write a Research Paper

    Unit IV: Methods of data collection & data analysis
    Concept of sampling and other concepts related to sampling.Probability and non-probability samples, their characteristics and implications.Tools of data collections, their types, attributes and uses.Redesigning, research tools-like questionnaire, observation, interviews, scales and tests etc. Analysis of qualitative data based on various tools.Analysis of quantitative data and it presentation with tables, graphs etc.Statistical tools and techniques of data analysis-measures of central tendency, dispersion.Decision making with hypothesis testing through parametric and non-parametric tests. Validity and delimitations of research findings.

    Section II: Computer Applications

    Unit V:
    Basic Knowledge of Computer, Use of Internet for Research Purpose:E-mail, WWW, Web browsing, acquiring technical skills, drawing inferences from data, Use of technology and other equipment in Research, Research publishing tool-MS Word, Adobe acrobat, Graphics tool-MS Excel, Presentation tool-MS Power, Data Analysis Software and Analysis Techniques point.Application of Internet in research : INFLIBNET, Use of Internet, sights (DOAJ), Use of E Journals, Use of E library, use of EBSCO HOST online database of Academic Libraries.

    • Books Recommended:
    • Best, J.W. (1995) &Kahan, J.V. - Research Education, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
    • Edwards, A.L. (1960) - Experimental Design in Psychological Research, New York, Holts (revised Ed.).
    • Ferguson, G.A. and Takane Yoshio (1989) - Statistical Analysis in Psychology and Education.
    • Garrett, H.E. (1986) - Statistics in Psychology and Education, VikilsFeffers and Simmons Pvt. Ltd.
    • KaulLokesh (1984) - Methodology of Educational Research, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
    • Sukhiya, S. P. :Melhotra P.V., Elements of Educational Research, New Delhi, Allied Publishers.
    • Tuckman, B.W. (1972) - Conducting Educational Research, Harcourt Brace, Javanovich.
    • Verma, An Introduction to Educational and Psychological Research, Bombay, Asia Publishing House.
    • Lindquist, E.F. (1960) - Elementary Statistical Methods in Psychology and Education, Oxford Book Company, New Delhi.
    • Sharma, A.R. (1984) Fundamentals of Educational Research, Loyal Book Depot, Meerut.
    • Sanders, D.H., Computer Today, NY: McGraw Hill, 1981
    • Sinha, P.K., Computer Fundamentals, New Delhi: BPB Publications, 1992
    • Cox, J. And Urban, P. "Quick Course in Microsoft Office. Galgotia Publications, New Delhi, 1990.
    • Jain, Satish: "Introduction to Computer Science and basic Programming." BPB Publications, New Delhi, 1990.
    • Rajaraman, V., "Fundamental of Computers", Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1996.
    • Saxena, S., "A First Coursein Computers", Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1998.

    Compulsory Course IIIActive Participation and Academic Development (R103)

    Max. Marks: 100

    It will be executed during the Ph. D. work (4 credits) to be completed from amongst the following:

    • Two Seminars/presentations given on a topic other than the main topic of Research
    • Active Participation in the co-curricular activities organized by the Directorate of Research
    • Publication of two Research papers in peer reviewed refereed research journals except those are mandatory for thesis or Chapters in ISBN Books.
    • 5 Seminars each from the Syllabus using power point presentations.
    • Member of Organizing Committee of the National/International Seminar/Workshop/Symposium

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