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Research Methodology
Techniques and Trends

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ISBN 9781138053984
April 8, 2022 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
312 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book Research Methodology: Techniques and Trends focuses on both undergraduate and post graduate courses; and it helps to understand the basic concepts and application of results directly to real life business, industry and research organization.


  • At the end of each chapter, to test conceptual understanding of the subject and put theory into practice, review questions are included, which would help in understanding of key concepts and ideas.
  • The book contains in-depth coverage of concepts and techniques.
  • Throughout the text, tables and figures are presented to illustrate the concepts and techniques.
  • This book gives students essential guidance on how to carry out their own research projects.
  • The book covers a wide range of research methods, approaches to research, and ways of carrying out analysis of data.

It is a textbook on research methodology for the doctoral and post-doctoral programs, post graduate courses such as MSc, MBA, MCA, MS, etc., to name a few. Though the book is primarily addressed to students, it will be equally useful to researchers and entrepreneurs as well.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Research.  2. Research Process. Research Design. 3. Measurement Concepts in Research. 4. Measurement of Attitude. 5. Sampling Design. 6. Secondary Data. 7. Survey Research. 8. Questionnaire. 9. Qualitative Research. 10. Experimentation. 11, Data Preparation and Preliminary Analysis. 12. Concepts of Hypothesis Testing. 13. Hypothesis Testing – Tests of Difference 14. Correlation and Regression Analysis. 15. Multivariate Analysis. 16. Research Reports. 17. Ethics in Research. 18. Multiple Choice Questions with Answers. References. Glossary. Statistical Tables

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Dr. Umesh Kumar Bhayyalal Dubey is a recipient of two PhDs - first one, in Statistics entitled "Some Contribution to Information Theory" awarded in 2004 and the second one, in Commerce & Management in the Subject of Business Administration & Business Management entitled "Job Analysis of Industrial workers with special reference to Nagpur District" awarded in 2020. Both the degrees have been awarded by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. He had completed his post-graduation, MSc (Statistics), 1st MBA (Operations Management from IGNOU) & 2nd MBA (HRM & MM from RTM Nagpur University). He has authored the book, entitled "Quantitative Techniques in Business, Management, and Finance: A Case-Study Approach", published by Chapman and Hall/ CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, U.K., on December 8, 2016. He has received Grant from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, a sum of Rs.4.93,333/- as Grant-in-Aid to conduct Conference under the scheme Grant for organizing conference (GOC) for the year 2018-2019, Dr. Dubey has over 21 years of teaching and research in renowned institutions liked ICFAI. Dr. Dubey is currently an Assistant Professor at, Faculty of Science, "School of Mathematics & Statistics", MIT WPU Kothrud Pune, Maharashtra India. His research area encompasses Testing of Hypothesis, Research Methodology, Clinical Trials, Stochastic Processes, Sampling, Statistics & Probability and Operation Research.

Dr. D. P. Kothari obtained his B.E. in Electrical Engineering in 1967, M.E. with specialization in Power Systems in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1975 from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan) India. From 1969 to 1977, he was involved in teaching and development of several courses at BITS Pilani. Earlier Dr. Kothari served as Vice Chancellor, VIT, Vellore; Director in-charge and Deputy Director (Administration) as well as Head in the Centre of Energy Studies at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and as Principal, VRCE, Nagpur, India. He was visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, during 1982-83 and 1989, for two years. He was also NSF Fellow at Perdue University, USA in 1992. He also taught at Melbourne University Australia for one semester in 1989. Dr. Kothari, who is a recipient of the most Active Researcher Award, has published and presented 830 research papers in various national as well as international journals, conferences, guided 56 Ph.D. scholars and 68 M. Tech. students, and authored 70 books in various allied areas. He has delivered several keynote addresses, 100 plus Webinars and invited lectures at both national and international conferences. He has also delivered 42 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 1,00,000 hits! Dr. Kothari is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), Fellow IEEE, Hon. Fellow ISTE and Fellow IETE. Having received 79 awards till now, his many awards include the National Khosla Award for Lifetime Achievements in Engineering (2005) from IIT, Roorkee. The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India has bestowed the UGC National Swami Pranavandana Saraswati Award (2005) in the field of education for his outstanding scholarly contributions. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) conferred by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution to the areas of educational planning and administration. He received Excellent Academic Award at IIT Guwahati by NPSC-2014. He has received 6 Life Time Achievement awards by various agencies on 19th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 20th March and 25th March 2016, respectively. On 20th April 2016 he received ‘Living Legend’ Award in Chennai Conference. Recently he received ‘Malviya Award for Excellence in Power System’ conferred by IIT (BHU) during the NPSC at IIT Gandhinagar on December 17, 2020. Dr. Kothari is also distinguished Emeritus Professor and adjunct professor at several institutes such as Charutar University Gujrat and Wainganga College of engineering, Nagpur. Currently Dr. Kothari is with S.B. Jain Institute of Management, Research and Technology, Nagpur serving as Director Research and Professor. He is also chairman board of governors of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Tehri, India.