COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis
Course Code: 
18COM701
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
1
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Kochi

'Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis' is a course offered in the first semester of M. Phil. Commerce and Management (Part - Time) offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Unit 1: 

Research: Meaning – purpose- Types of Research – Steps in Research – Selection and formulation of a research problem - Review of Literature.

 

Unit 2: 

Preparation of Research Design - case Design- Survey Design – Sampling techniques - sampling Design for Analytical and Descriptive Research Sampling – Meaning - Methods and their applications - Sample size and sampling errors – Methods of data collection – Primary data , Secondary data – Sources, Techniques – Questionnaire , interview schedule.

 

Unit 3: 

Pre testing – Pilot Study – Data processing : Meaning, Steps,- Analysis of data – Interpretation of data through SPSS – Correlation – Partial and multiple – Regression – Partial and Multiple - Time series analysis ( Problem and Theory).

Unit 4: 

Hypothesis – Concept, steps, sources – testing of hypothesis – Chi – Square test, ‘t’ test, ‘z’ test , ‘F’ test and ANOVA - One way and two way classification (Problem and Theory).

Unit 5: 

Report Writing: Types of reports – contents of report – style of reporting – steps in drafting reports - Footnotes and bibliography writing.

Note: Theory 60% and Problem 40%.

  1. Research Methodology – Dr. P. Ravilochanan – Margham Publications, Chennai
  2. Business Research concepts and practice – International company (1969) – Robert G. Murdick.
  3. Scientific Social surveys and Research – Prentice Hall of India P. Ltd. Pauline V. young.
  4. Thesis and assignment writing by Anderson J. Berry. H.D. & Poole, M.
  5. Methods of social Survey and Research – KitapGhar, Acharya Nagar, Kanpur – 3 – By S.R. Bajpai.
  6. Social Research – by Kotari.
  7. Research Methodology – Patten chetty – Rainbow Publications.
  8. Research Methodology – P.Saravanavel – Kidap Publications.