Research Methodology: A Handbook (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

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Overview

  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :2016
  • ISBN: :9789351251163
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 150
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Education, Energy, Geography, History, Home Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, Research Methods, Sociology

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About the Book :

This is the second edition of Research Methodology: A Handbook. The first edition was published in 1989. The new edition has an additional chapter on Statistical Analysis of Data which covers the basics of statistics which a researcher must know. It dwells on Arithmetic Mean, Analysis of Variance, Chi Square, Chi Square Test for Goodness of Fit, Chi Square Test for Independence, Lorentz Curve, Gini-coefficient and Pareto Distribution. Statistical analysis of data collected from the field or secondary sources is a must to scientifically prove or disapprove hypotheses and arrive at right conclusions. This new chapter is sure to help students of various disciplines especially of social sciences in writing their research reports for their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. This small book of just seven chapters tells researchers in brief almost everything they need to know about research methodology all the way from what constitutes scientific research to writing a research report. It even gives the format of scientific writing and tells how to prepare references, bibliography, tables and what are the abbreviations in common use. Thus the book is a complete manual of research that researchers especially the M.Phil. and Ph.D. students need.


About Author :


R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.