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Research Methodology for Social Sciences

Research Methodology for Social Sciences

First Edition
  • 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
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December 2018 | 404 pages | SAGE Texts
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
Literature Review and Data Collection
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
Linear Regression Analysis
Multiple Regression Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) by AMOS
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


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