Research Methodology: Techniques and Trends focuses on both undergraduate and post graduate courses; and it helps readers understand the basic concepts and the application of results directly to real life business, industry and research organizations.
- Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, to test conceptual understanding of the subject and put theory into practice, which help in the understanding of key concepts and ideas.
- In-depth coverage of concepts and techniques.
- Tables and figures are presented to illustrate the concepts and techniques.
- Provides students with essential guidance on how to carry out their own research projects.
- Covers a wide range of research methods, approaches to research, and ways of carrying out analysis of data.
This is a textbook on research methodology for 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 is equally useful to researchers and entrepreneurs as well.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Research. 2. Research Process. 3. Research Design. 4. Measurement Concepts in Research. 5. Measurement of Attitude. 6. Sampling Design. 7. Secondary Data. 8. Survey Research. 9. Questionnaire. 10. Qualitative Research. 11. Experimentation. 12. Data Preparation and Preliminary Analysis. 13. Concepts of Hypothesis Testing. 14. Hypothesis Testing: Tests of Differences. 15. Correlation and Regression Analysis. 16. Multivariate Analysis. 17. Research Reports. 18. Ethics in Research. Index.
Dr. Umesh Kumar Bhayyalal Dubey earned two Ph.D. degrees; the first in the Faculty of Science, in Statistics, entitled "Some Contribution to Information Theory" awarded on September 29, 2004, and the second in the Faculty of Commerce & Management, in Business Administration & Business Management, entitled "Job Analysis of Industrial workers with special reference to Nagpur District" awarded on January 18, 2020, both from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. He had completed his post-graduation, M.Sc. (Statistics), first MBA (Operations Management from IGNOU), and second MBA (HRM & MM from RTM Nagpur University). He has authored the book Quantitative Techniques in Business, Management, and Finance: A Case-Study Approach, published by Chapman and Hall/CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, UK, on December 8, 2016. He has received a sum of Rs. 4,93,333/- from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, as Grant-in-Aid to conduct Conference under the scheme Grant for Organizing Conference (GOC) for the year 2018–2019. He has over 21 years of experience in teaching and research in renowned institutions such as ICFAI.
Dr. Dubey is currently an Assistant Professor at the 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 and Probability, and Operation Research.
Dr. D. P. Kothari earned his B.E. in Electrical Engineering in 1967, M.E. with specialization in Power Systems in 1969, and Ph.D. from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan), India in 1975. 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 1982–1983 and 1989. He was also NSF Fellow at Purdue 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 and 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 a 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. He has received 79 awards to date; 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.
In 2016, he received six Lifetime Achievement awards from various agencies. On April 20, 2016, he received the Living Legend Award in Chennai Conference. Recently he received the Malviya Award for Excellence in Power System conferred by IIT (BHU) during the NPSC at IIT Gandhinagar on December 17, 2020. He is also distinguished Emeritus Professor and adjunct professor at several institutes such as Charutar University, Gujarat and Wainganga College of Engineering, Nagpur. Currently, Dr. Kothari is with the S.B. Jain Institute of Management, Research and Technology, Nagpur, serving as Director of Research and Professor. He is also chairman of the board of governors of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Tehri, India.