Paper I- Research Methodology and Computer Applications (R101)
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
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.
Compulsory Course IIIActive Participation and Academic Development (R103)
It will be executed during the Ph. D. work (4 credits) to be completed from amongst the following: