STA630 : Research Methods

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Course Info

Course Category

Probability & Statistics

Course Level


Credit Hours



MTH302, STA301


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

Course Contents

Introduction to Research

Scientific Methods of Research

Classification of Research

Theory and Research

Concepts and Variables

Variables and Types of Variables


Review of Literature

Theoretical Framework

Problem Definition & Research Proposal

The Research Process

Ethical Issues in Research

Measurement of Concepts

Criteria for good measurement

Research Design

Survey Research & Telephone Interviewing

Intercept Interviews in Mall and other High Traffic Areas

Self-Administered Questionnaires

Tools for Data Collection

Pilot Testing the Questionnaire


Sample & Sampling Terminology

Non Probability & Probability Sampling

Types of Probability Sampling

Data Analysis

Data Transformation

Data Presentation & The Parts of the Table

The Parts of the Table

Experimental Research

Non-Reactive Research

Use of Secondary Data

Qualitative Research: Observation Studies/Field Research

Historical Comparative Research

Focus Group Discussion

Report Writing, Results and Referencing