SSC 302: Research Method I

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the concept and scope of research methods;
  2. discuss in detail procedures for conducting a research;
  3. analyse the principles guiding research; and
  4. discuss types of research – experimental non-experimental and quasi-experimental research.
Course Contents

Introduction to Social Science research protocol with particular emphasis on proposal development. Literature review (conceptual, empirical and theoretical framework). Ethnography of the study area, statement of the research problem, sampling procedures and methods of data collection and instruments.