STA630 : Research Methods

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Course Info

Course Category

Probability & Statistics

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

MTH302, STA301

Instructor

Dr. Muhammad Anwar
Ph.D. in Sociology of Education & Educational Planning
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Course Contents

Lectures

Topics

1

Introduction, Definition & Value of Research

2

Scientific Method of Research & Its Special Features

3

Classification of Research

4

Theory and Research

5

Concepts

6

Variables and Types of Variables

7

Hypothesis Testing and Characteristics

8

Review of Literature

9

Conducting a Systematic Literature Review

10

Theoretical Framework

11

Problem Definition & Research Proposal

12

The Research Process

13

Ethical Issues in Research

14

Ethical Issues in Research (Continued)

15

Measurement of Concepts

16

Measurement of Concepts (Continued)

17

Scales and Indexes

18

Criteria for Good Measurement

19

Research Design

20

Survey Research

21

Intercept Interviews in Malls and other high-traffic area

22

Self-Administered Questionnaire

23

Tools for Data Collection

24

Pilot Testing Of The Questionnaire

25

Interviewing

26

Sample And Sampling Terminology

27

Probability And Non-Probability Sampling

28

Types Of Probability Sampling

29

Data Analysis

30

Data Transformation

31

Data Presentation

32

The Parts Of The Table

33

Experimental Research

34

Experimental Research (Cont.)

35

Experimental Research (Cont.)

36

Non-Reactive Research

37

Use Of Secondary Data

38

Observation Studies/Field Research

39

Observation Studies (Contd.)

40

Historical Comparative Research

41

Historical-Comparative Research (Contd.)

42

Focus Group Discussion

43

Focus Group Discussion (Contd.)

44

Case Study

45

Report Writing

46

Referencing

47

Qualitative Techniques

48

Phenomenology

49

Grounded Theory

50

Ethnographic Research

51

Case Study Research

52

The Five Approaches Compared

53

Data-Collection In Qualitative Research