Syllabus For The Subject RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

UNIT - 01

RESEARCH PARADIGMS - POSITIVIST (QUANTITATIVE) AND INTERPRET VISIT

(QUALITATIVE) - APPROACH - RESEARCH ASSUMPTION ABOUT REALITY, KNOWLEDGE

AND HUMAN NATURE

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TYPES OF RESEARCH: BASIC APPLIED ACTION RESEARCHES - RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL

AND SOCIAL AND SCIENCE

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SPECIFICATION DISTINCTIONS - QUANTITATIVE VERSUS QUALITATIVE APPROACH

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MAIN STREAM (TRADITIONAL) RESEARCH MODEL: PROBLEM SELECTION, REVIEW OF

LITERATURE AND PREVIOUS STUDIES

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HYPOTHESIS FORMATION AND TESTING - SAMPLING TECHNIQUES - PROCESS OF

HYPOTHESIS

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QUALITATIVE (HUMANITIES) RESEARCH METHODS - ROLE OF RESEARCH AND THE

RESEARCHED - HERMENEUTICS - DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES

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OBSERVATION, INTERVIEW, ORAL (LIFE) HISTORIES, CASE STUDY - CONTENT ANALYSIS

- TRIANGULATION - ANALYSIS - DESCRIPTION AND THEORY GENERATION - GROUNDED

THEORY

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BASIC STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES; MEASURES OF CONTROL TENDENCY, VARIABILITY

AND ASSOCIATION (`R` `RHO` `CHI` SQUARE) APPLICATIONS ONLY (NOT COMPUTATION

SKILLS)

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INFERENTIAL STATISTICS - NORMAL DISTRIBUTION STANDARD ERROR - ESTIMATING

PARAMETERS FROM STATISTICS - TESTING SIGNIFICANCE OF STATISTICS MEAN,

PROPORTION CORRECTION AND REGRESSION AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEANS AND

PROPORTIONS

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NON - PARAMETRIC TESTS: MANN - WHITNEY AND KUSKAL - WALLIS TESTS - LOGICAL

OF HYPOTHESIS TESTING - ERRORS IN HYPOTHESIS TESTING

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ACTION RESEARCH - SIGNIFICANCE, PROCESS FOR SOLVING: PERSONAL AND

INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS - PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS

GROUPS

Vinayaka Missions University,Directorate of Distance Education

Salem India

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

1 Yr.

RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION[M.A(EDU)](2070107)

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RESEARCH REPORT - GENERAL FORMAT - CONVENTIONS TO FOLLOW IN STYLE IN

CITATIONS (REFERENCES) BIBLIOGRAPHY - REPORTS FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS:

RESEARCHES, POLICY MAKES, PUBLIC AND JOURNALS

 

 

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