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Research Methodology for Social Sciences

  • Arunangshu Giri - Faculty, School of Management and Social Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal
  • Debasish Biswas - Faculty, Department of Business Administration, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal

January 2019 | 404 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
An indispensable companion to UG and PG students of social sciences, this book will enable readers to identify research problems, carry out research enquiries effectively and report them systematically for further use.

The unique feature of this book is that it indicates the absence of a common research methodology and introduces a family of approaches that can be applied to varied research situations. Through numerous examples and extensive referencing to popular statistical software packages such as SPSS and AMOS, the book will help students of social sciences to develop the fundamentals of data collection and analysis, and a thorough understanding of the research process as a whole. Providing a wide array of research techniques, Research Methodology for Social Sciences is an invaluable resource for all young researchers.

Key Features:

· Adopts a simplified yet comprehensive approach to all major steps in the application of research methods in social sciences

· Emphasizes on SPSS and AMOS, and their uses through different numerical examples.

· Demonstrates the application of each research method step-by-step and suggests ways to minimize computational hassles

· Includes examples from various social science fields including anthropology, history and political science and so on.

 
Foreword by Debabrata Mitra
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
Literature Review and Data Collection
 
Sampling
 
Questionnaire Design
 
Measurement and Scaling
 
Reliability and Validity
 
Descriptive Statistics and Graphical Presentation of Data
 
Online Analytical Processing
 
Growth Rate
 
Hypothesis Testing and Normality Test
 
Correlation
 
Linear Regression Analysis
 
Multiple Regression Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) by AMOS
 
T-tests
 
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
 
Chi-square Test
 
Non-parametric Test
 
Factor Analysis
 
Cluster Analysis
 
Multidimensional Scaling
 
Conjoint Analysis
 
Discriminant Analysis
 
Report Writing
 
APA and MLA Referencing Style
 
Appendix
 
Glossary
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Supplements

Key features

·         Adopts a simplified yet comprehensive approach to all major steps in the application of research methods in social sciences


·        
Emphasizes on SPSS and AMOS, and their uses through different numerical examples

·         Demonstrates the application of each research method step-by-step and suggests ways to minimize computational hassles

·         Includes examples from various social science fields including anthropology, history and political science



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