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Research Methodology

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Research Methodology
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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