1st Edition

Social Research Methodology Qualitative and Quantitative Designs

By Avdhesh Jha Copyright 2024
    408 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    408 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    408 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book provides unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Divided into five parts/sections, it introduces tools, techniques, critical aspects and knowledge of conducting social research, which include a detailed discussion about the basics of social research, social research problem, review of literature, hypothesis, sampling, research design, tools of research, statistics and report writing. The volume helps acquire knowledge, develop an understanding, apply the concepts in social research and curate checklists and rating scales designed to evaluate the statement of a problem, research proposal, hypothesis, different methods of research and writing research reports. It also includes a brief discussion about statistics, the style of reporting and the criteria for evaluating social research.

    This book will be a helpful reference/text for graduates, postgraduates, doctoral scholars and all those interested in societal development. It would also be useful to students, researchers and teachers of the various social sciences disciplines like psychology, sociology, education, social work and other allied subjects. It would be an invaluable companion to professionals and data scientists working in the field of analytics.

    Introduction 1. Basics of Social Research 2. Directing the Social Research 3. Hypothesis 4. Sampling 5. Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design 6. Experimental Design 7. Quality in Measurement 8. Statistics in Social Research 9. Reporting the Social Research. Conclusion

    Biography

    Avdhesh Jha is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, with a doctorate in Education and a postgraduate degree in Mathematics and Education and 22 years of teaching experience at graduation and postgraduation level. He is also the Principal at Waymade College of Education at The Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM) University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. With a good command of over six languages and an interest in method teaching, philosophy, psychology, research methodology and peace education, the author accredits himself to have prepared, designed and introduced several new subjects in the curriculum of the B.Ed and M.Ed programmes at various universities. With a list of publications and presentations at national and international avenues, the author supervised more than 50 postgraduate research scholars along with 10 research scholars having been awarded the doctoral degree. Dr Jha is an author, poet and critic and has published several books with national and international publishers.