Research Methodology

COURSE OVERVIEW

Research Methodology course is important for conducting and publishing research. The course is designed for working professionals, and provides a basic understanding of various research methodologies and application through case studies. A non-research Graduate shall be able to learn and understand.

The course discusses theoretical framework and practical application of research by enabling  students to actually participate in some of the important research methods, and conduct some research to build competencies in this important subject. In addition to satisfying the requirements of present Post-graduate program, this course will be useful to those wishing to pursue Higher Degree at Masters / Research / Doctoral / PhD level.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Enabling the participants to understand various Research Methodologies that can be directly used to conduct research and meet training objectives and learning outcomes.
  • Enabling participants to learn about qualitative, quantitative, hybrid and online research.
  • Enabling participants to select the best suitable training methods.
  • Preparing Research Papers and Reports, as well as Publishing in ISSN Research Journals.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Have a framework of research methodology that can be used for conducting research for training needs and learning outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of research methodology types, and know-how to use these methods effectively.
  • Be able to select the most appropriate research methodology in terms of achieving Training / Learning and Development (T & D / L & D) objectives.
  • Be able to apply the competencies gained in class while delivering training in organization/s.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Basic Concepts in Research Methodology

  • Basic concepts in Research: Meaning, Objectives, Approaches, Types of Research like Qualitative, Quantitative, Hybrid research, Online Research Tools.

Module 2: Research Process

  • Research Process: Scientific Method in Research (8 Steps).

Module 3: Literature Review and Sources of Information

  • Importance of Literature reviews in defining a Research Problem, identifying Gap areas from literature review, Shortlisting Reviews style.
  • Sources of Information: Examples of Primary and secondary sources, Library books, journals, periodicals, reviews, internet, Search engines: Online libraries, e-Books, e-Encyclopedia, institutional websites, UGC, Shodhganga.

Module 4: Research Design - 1

  • Qualitative Research: Observation, Focus Group, Depth Interview, Projective Techniques

Module 5: Research Design – 1I

  • Quantitative Research: Descriptive Research: Survey methods. Causal research – Experimentation research labs v/s field experiments

Module 6: Research Proposal formation

  • Research Proposal Writing

Module 7: Research Paper and Research Report

  • Structure of a Scientific Research Paper / article, Thesis, Dissertation
  • Research Report Writing structure

Module 8: Research Presentation Techniques

  • Research Presentation techniques: Effective Oral presentation, Power Point Presentation in Seminar / Workshop / Conference / Colloquium

Module 9: Case Studies

  • Case Study on Writing a Proposal
  • Case Study on Writing a Research Report
  • Case Study on Preparing a Power Point Presentation

Module 9: Revision Class

Course revision, Discussion Assignments, on Question Paper, Peer Learning

Mode/Inclusive Methods in classes: Flipped Classroom, Whiteboard, Case Study Discussions, Lectures/Demonstrations, Audio-Visuals, Role Play, Class Discussion/Interactivity, Class Quizzes, Practice and QnA.

In addition, Faculty may adopt other methods as applicable.

REFERENCE BOOKS:

  • Uma Sekaran – Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach – Wiley India
  • Panneerselvam R. – Business Research Methods – John Wiley and Sons, Latest edition.
  • Adithan Bhujange – Research Methodology for Management and Social Science –Excel Publication.
  • J. K. Sachdeva – Business Research Methodology – Himalaya Publication.