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

Course Content

1

Introduction to Research     

2

Scientific Methods of Research     

3

Classification of Research     

4

Theory and Research     

5

Ethical Issues in Research     

6

Ethical Issues in Research (Continued)     

7

The Research Process     

8

Problem Definition & Research Proposal     

9

Review of Literature     

10

Conducting a Systematic Literature Review     

11

Concepts     

12

Variables and Types of Variables     

13

Theoretical Framework     

14

Hypothesis Testing and Characteristics     

15

Research Design     

16

Experimental Research     

17

Experimental Research (continued)     

18

Experimental Research (Continued)     

19

Survey Research       

20

Intercept Interviews in Malls     

21

Self-Administered Questionnaire     

22

Measurement of Concepts     

23

Measurement of Concepts (Continued)     

24

Scales and Indexes     

25

Criteria for Good Measurement     

26

Tools for Data Collection     

27

Pilot Testing of the Questionnaire     

28

Interviewing     

29

Sample & Sampling Terminology     

30

Probability & Non-Probability Sampling     

31

Types of Probability Sampling     

32

Data Analysis     

33

Data Transformation     

34

Data Presentation     

35

The Parts of the Table     

36

Qualitative Techniques     

37

Narrative Research     

38

Phenomenology     

39

Grounded Theory     

40

Ethnographic Research     

41

Case Study Research     

42

The Five Approaches Compared     

43

Data-Collection in Qualitative Research     

44

Report Writing, Results and Referencing     

45

Referencing     

46

Non-Reactive Research (Additional Reading)     

47

Use of Secondary Data (Additional Reading)     

48

Qualitative Research: Observation Studies/Field Research (Additional Reading)     

49

Observational Studies (Additional Reading)     

50

Historical Comparative Research (Additional reading)     

51

Historical Comparative Research (Continued) (Additional reading)     

52

Focus Group Discussion (Additional Reading)     

53

Focus Group Discussion (Continued) (Additional reading)