The course will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and carry out research. In particular, the course aims at teaching students about research design, strategies, methods, and processes. The important steps in planning a research project, such as problem identification and formulation of the research question, developing the study objective, reviewing related literature, and formulating a model will also be covered. Additionally, methods for data collection and analysis are included. The course also discusses the preparations involved in writing a research proposal.
What is Research?
What is Research Methodology?
Table of Contents
Scope of the Study
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Materials and Methods
Creswell, J. W. (2018). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Fifth Edition). SAGE Publications. [Student Companion Website]
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Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2019). Research methods for business students (8th ed.). Pearson Education. [Student Companion Website]
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