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Social Research

Social Research

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Published by Sweta Verma Sunder
Social research is a systematic method of exploring analyzing and conceptualising social life in order to “extend, correct or verify knowledge, whether that knowledge aid in the construction of a theory or in the practice of an art”
Social research is a systematic method of exploring analyzing and conceptualising social life in order to “extend, correct or verify knowledge, whether that knowledge aid in the construction of a theory or in the practice of an art”

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Published by: Sweta Verma Sunder on Aug 02, 2008
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Social Research
Toolkit
 
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Social Research and Research Process - 01
What is Research?Why do we research?What is a theory?Types of Research –DefinitionsWhat is social research?Scope of Social ResearchObjectives of the Research ProposalWhy should research objectives be developed?
Important Concepts- 02
Variable:Types of VariablesMeasurement ScalesOperational definitionWhen Operational Definition is used?Operational definition: How is it made?HypothesesWhat is a hypothesis?Formulation of hypothesesTypes and Forms of HypothesesResearch Design
Formulating a Research Problem- 03
Identification of a research problemRole of Identification in the Planning ProcessPerforming Identification
Literature Review- 04
IntroductionComponents of Literature ReviewWhy do we write literature reviews?Before writing the literature reviewStrategies for Writing the Literature Review:
Tools of Data- 05
Classification of DataPrimary Data CollectionQuestionnairesInterviewsObservationCase-studiesDiariesCritical incidentsPortfoliosSecondary Data CollectionCoding Qualitative Data
Sampling- 06
What is a sample?What is sampling?What is the purpose of sampling?Bias and error in samplingTypes of samplesPurposeful samplingSample size
 
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Specific Application- 07
Baseline StudiesNeed assessmentAction ResearchThe Action Research ProcessPrinciples of Action ResearchEvaluation researchWhat is evaluation research?Types of evaluation researchEvaluation methodsCost Benefit Analysis
Qualitative Research-08
CharacteristicsMaintaining The Validity Of Qualitative ResearchAssumptions Underlying Qualitative MethodsQualitative MethodsConcept MappingSamplingData Collection Methods

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