Encyclopaedia of Research Methodology in Social Sciences and Humanities; 2 Volumes
Choudhary, Prem Shanker
Book ID : 34090
ISBN-10 : 81-261-3815-9 / 8126138159
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Edition : (First Edition)
Langauage : English
xxiv, 594p., Gloss., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: 1. Research methodology in social sciences. 2. Research methodology in political science. 3. Research methodology in economics. 4. Research methodology in psychology. 5. Research methodology in human/moral science. Vol.2: 1. Research methodology in sociology. 2. Research methodology in humanities. 3. Research methodology in history. 4. Research methodology in theology.
Research is defined as human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matter. The primary aim for applied research is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe. Research can use the scientific method, but need not do so. Scientific research relies on the application of the scientific method, a harnessing of curiosity. This research provides scientific information and theories for the explanation of the nature and the properties of the world around us. It makes practical applications possible. Scientific research is funded by public authorities, by charitable organizations and by private groups, including many companies. Scientific research can be subdivided into different classifications according to their academic and application disciplines.
This publication deals primarily with major research methodologies in social sciences and humanities. It also provides an introductory overview of research methodology in social sciences, including an analysis of initiatives taken at various research levels. Research methodology in political science is discussed in detail. An in-depth analysis of research methodology in economics is done. Research methodology in psychology is given considerable focus. Research methodology in sociology is analyzed briefly, so has been the research methodology in humanities. Research methodology in history is detailed at considerable length. Similarly, the research methodologies in theology and human/moral science have been covered in great detail. Appendixes, glossary of terms, acronyms/abbreviations, bibliography and links have been provided to make this publication a user friendly one.