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Module Title: 
Research Methodology
Module Code: 
DSC6234

Module Content

Unit 1: Theory

Definition of scientific research and fundamentals of social science research,

Research topic formulation

Research questions, objectives, hypothesis formulation and literature review (Research operationalization and conceptualization)

Data collection techniques (library research, field observation and measurement, interview techniques, survey techniques, rapid appraisal, laboratory analysis etc.)

Plan of data collection

Sampling techniques

Presenting results of data analysis

Discussion of the results

Thesis writing

Unit 2: Practice

Abstracting and reviewing scientific papers

Design a research framework

Design a survey field sample plan

Designing field sampling for testing hypotheses

Design a field data sheet

Discussion of individual research proposals,

Field work,

Dissertation writing

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