A unique and comprehensive study on social science research, this book highlights the status, issues, roadblocks and challenges of the field in India and certain select nations of the world. It conducts key cross-comparisons with existing literature in the area, and discusses aid policies and decisions, funding dynamics and quality of research as well as assessment systems in social science research.
Dedication.Preface.Introduction R. K. Mishra and Jayasree Raveendran Part 1 1. Indian and International Social Science Research: Trends, Issues and Initiatives in Performance OrientationR. K. Mishra, Jayasree Raveendran 2. Social Science in Switzerland, State of the Art and Perspectives Alexandra Stam 3.The Social Science Research in Thailand: Development, Constraints and Challenges Kowit Kangsanan 4. Social Science Research in Vietnam: Strategies, Issues and ProspectsVo Xuan Vinh 5. Statistics and Public Administration P. K. Chaubey 6. Social Science Research in India: Some Methodological Issues Manoj Kumar Sanyal 7. Population and Development Challenges in Bangladesh Barkat-e-Khuda, Samiha Barkat and Dipankar Roy 8. Connect Social Science Research to Public Policy: A Case of Thailand’s Local Initiatives 2003 Charas Suwanmala. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Bibliography