Any or more number of these tests can be applied to test the hypothesis which will decide whether hypothesis constructed at the beginning of the study is to be accepted or rejected.The subject matter of the hypothesis testing has been covered in this course in subsequent unit. These advertising tactics are based on serious research exercise. He advocated for the fact that the methodology and insights of natural sciences can be used by social researchers as guiding principle to explore social realities. PDF | On Mar 25, 2019, Surender Mor published Social Science Research: An Introduction | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate You might have seen how big business houses project and advertisetheir products. /Producer (�� Q t 4 . endobj by observation, personal interview, telephonic interview, mailing of questionnaires or schedules. endobj 1 2 . The reasons are rooted in different nature of the disciplines. We can not expect a reliable data to be collected with out proper understanding of research techniques. He was strongly of the view that social realities are also as objective as natural world and therefore approaches of natural sciences are the ideal way to discover the dynamics of social world also. The literature survey will help the researcher to ascertain the material available for operational purposes, and to rearticulate his research topic into analytical or operational terms. �� � � �� �� \ endobj 0000009842 00000 n trailer endobj 0000007182 00000 n In involves closely related operations such as categorization of data, coding ,tabulation and finally deriving statistical inferences. However if there is any contradiction then we need to reformulate the theory or replace it by another one. 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Please answer which of the following statement is TRUE/FALSE(Please tick mark the correct answer), (i)Aristotle's deductive reasoning is based on observations TRUE/FALSE, (ii)The deductive logic has been completely discarded by the modern thinkers TRUE/FALSE, (iii)Inductive logic emphasises on observation as the tool of discovering the knowledge TRUE/FALSE, (iv)Subjectivity in the process of taking observations is an important issue which makes research in social sciences difficult TRUE/FALSE. Lecture notes, lectures 1 - 14 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology. stream your own culture, (a)Give an example from your day to day life which makes the difference between Research methodologies, method and techniques clear to a layman. stream With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this Fifth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . 56 University. Comte was a strong proponent of the view that sociology needs to be developed in line with the natural sciences. However as compared to natural sciences it is much more difficult in social sciences to evolve a concept to the level as precise as “two plus two is equal to four”. Research methods are more general and in a way we can say that research methods include techniques of collecting data. 10 0 obj 2612 /CA 1.0 0000009215 00000 n This page has been accessed 87,785 times. To be precise let me tell you that the methodologies refers to the perspective of research whereas method implies how these theoretical perspectives are being applied to get the facts or data collected. stream This unit takes you further and gives you an understanding about how modern concepts of social research have developed over the years and helps you to differentiate between research methodologies, research methods and techniques. 29 0 obj 4 0 obj 39(March,1958),pp 285-86. These three components of the research process are vitally linked to each other. Aristotle used the most elementary form of deductive logical inquiry to understand social realities. Research investigator has a very important role is this connection as his job is to keep the project going as per time schedule and exercise effective control in the process execution. x�U�o�T>�oR�? The report should be concise and written in objective style. << /Length 12 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode /Type /Pattern /PatternType 1 /PaintType An account of the world which goes beyond what we see and measure. A control group was needed in the experiment because it is quite difficult to eradicate all outside influence from the experiment. 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