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BT406 : Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course prepares the participants to analyze varying situations in a systematic, logical, and scientific manner. Students will learn the complete process to conduct research by using different research methodologies. This course covers all the important aspects of research i-e different kinds of research, sampling techniques, focus groups, interviews etc. It develops critical thinking process enabling the participants to analyze the quantitative and qualitative data and draw meaningful conclusions for sound decision making. Students will learn to interpret data by using different statistical software. Students will also learn how to write thesis, research proposal and research report.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Sharpen your analytical skills based on objective and pragmatic investigation of a situation
  • Develop your own understanding of the research concerns relating to the general public or relating to the management of their place of work as well as to their clients
  • Develop your ability to convert their research concerns into research problem in a clear, objective, and pragmatic manner Prepare a road map or a blueprint of the research, making an appropriate use of various research methodologies and tools learn in this course
  • Conduct the research by following the complete research process
  • Develop your ability to use statistical software for data interpretation like SPSS etc.

Course Calendar

Introduction, Definition & Value of Research1PPT
Scientific Method of Research & Its Special Features2PPT
Classification of Research3PPT
Theory and Research4PPT
Variables and Types of Variables6PPT
Assignment 1
Hypothesis Testing and Characteristics7PPT
Review of Literature8PPT
Conducting a Systematic Literature Review9PPT
Theoretical Framework10PPT
Problem Definition & Research Proposal11PPT
The Research Process12PPT
Graded Discussion Board
Ethical Issues in Research13PPT
Ethical Issues in Research (Continued)14PPT
Measurement of Concepts15PPT
Measurement of Concepts (Continued)16PPT
Measurement of Concepts Continued17PPT
Criteria for Good Measurement18PPT
Research Design19PPT
Survey Research20PPT
Sample & Sampling Terminology21PPT
Grand Quiz (in lieu of Midterm Examination)
Probability & Non-Probability Sampling22PPT
Types of Probability Sampling23PPT
Data Analysis24PPT
Data Transformation25PPT
Data Presentation26PPT
The Parts of the Table27PPT
Assignment 2
Experimental Research28PPT
Experimental Research (cont.)29PPT
Experimental Research (Continued)30PPT
Use of Secondary Data32PPT
Qualitative Research:Observation Studies/Field Research33PPT
Observational Studies (Contd.)34PPT
Historical Comparative Research35PPT
Historical Comparative Research (Continued)36PPT
Focus Group Discussion37PPT
Focus Group Discussion (Cont)38PPT
Quiz 1
Report Writing39PPT
Qualitative Techniques41PPT
Narrative Research42PPT
Grounded Theory44PPT
Ethnographic Research45PPT
Case Study Research46PPT
The Five Approaches Compared47PPT
Data-Collection in Qualitative Research48PPT
Final term Examination
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