Research Methods

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Course Code: 
PIM 7204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course will enable participants to get acquainted with social research methodologies such as survey and field research, questionnaire design, content analysis, analysis of existing data, focus group, individual and group observation (including participatory observation) etc. How each method is, or may be, related to contemporary policy and management issues will be an integral part of the course.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Objective: 

  • Endow participants with adequate knowledge to understand and appreciate the nature, complexities and challenges of research on the one hand, and equip them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to exercise choice between available techniques or methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation of results with reference to the objectives of a particular topic of investigation and the nature and limitations of data / information base of research on the other.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • point out differences between research and other ways of getting knowledge;
  • present the different types of research methods and their applications;
  • point out the importance of samples; illustrate sampling procedures;
  • use the SPSS and other programs to analyze research data;
  • interpret the results of statistical analyses;
Research Methods
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