Research Methodology

Course Name: 

Research Methodology (SM 800)






Mandatory Learning Clourses (MLC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

2 (1 -1- 0)


Nature of science, Human Inquiry and Science , Learning and creativity , Innovation and creativity , Nature of Research, Research Ideas and problems , Critically Reviewing the Literature and Literature Map, Identifying research gaps , Framing research questions, Research objectives, Ethics in Research , Research approaches, process, strategies, Research Design: Conceptualization, Operationalization and Measurement, Sampling: Probability and Non - Probability, Using Primary and Secondary Data, Quantitative and Qualitative data , Data collection , Exploring and Examining, Analysis and interpretation ; Communicating research findings: Written , oral , visual ; Referencing


1. William M.K. Trochim, “Research Methods”, Biztantra publications II Editions
2. John W. Creswell, Research Design, Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Approaches, 2nd Edition, Sage Publication, 2003.
3. Earl Babbie, The Basic of Social Research, Wadsworth- Thomson Learning, 2nd Edition, 2002.
4. E. M. Phillips And D. S. Pugh, “How To Get A PhD -A Handbook For PhD Students And Their Supervisors”, Viva Books Pvt ltd, 2006
5. Handbook of Science Communication, Compiled By Antonywilson, Jane Gregory, Steve Miller, Shirley Earl, Overseas Press India Pvt ltd, New Delhi, First Edition 2005
6. Donald R. Cooper and Pamela S. Schindler, Business Research Methods, TMH, New Delhi, 9th Edition, 2006.
7. JuriNeimark, 2003, Mathematical Models in Natural Sciences and Engineering" Springer: New York
8. Rutherford Aris, 1994, \Mathematical Modeling Techniques" Dover Publications: New York
9. J N Kapur, 1988, Mathematical Modeling" New Age Publishers: New Delhi
10. T. Roscoe, “Writing Reviews for Systems Conferences,” writing.pdf.
11. H. Schulzrinne, “Writing Technical Articles,”
12. hgs/etc/writing-style.html.
13. G.M. Whitesides, “Whitesides’ Group: Writing a Paper,
14. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review Online,


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