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Objectives:

The objective of this course is to develop the research skills of Participants in


investigating the research problems with a view to arrive at objective findings,
interpretation of data and conclusions of their investigation in the form of
systematic reports. They are also expected to learn basic statistical tools of
analysis to sharper their research studies.

Unit 1:
Meaning and significance of Research in Management, Different Approaches to
research - Scientific method and non-scientific Methods, Types of research -
Historical studies, case studies, survey and experimental studies, criteria for good
research, the manager and researcher relationship.

Unit 2:
Formulation of research problem, Defining research problem, Generating
research hypothesis, Research process, Research Design, Classification of research
designs, Need for Research design, Features of good research design, Research
proposal Sampling Techniques, Steps in sampling, Types of sample Design -
probability and Non Probability sampling designs, size of sample, sampling errors,
concept of Measurement and scaling, Scaling techniques, characteristics of sound
measurement.

Unit 3: Sources of data;


primary vs. secondary data, sources of primary data - observation, Interview
methods, survey method, questionnaire construction and design.

Unit 4: Processing of Research data;


Editing, coding, classification and Tabulation.

Unit 5: Hypothesis testing;


Measures of central tendency, Measures of variation, Measures of Dispersion and
skewness, Hypothesis: Null and alternate hypothesis, level of significance, one
and two sample tests, Test of randomness, correlation and Regression analysis,
ANOVA, Introduction to Analysis, Discriminate, cluster, Data Analysis by software
packages.

Unit 6: Technical Report writing;


Types of reports objectives and function of report formal and informal, report
writing process, target audience, pre-research
References

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Bowman, A., Wyman, J. F., & Peters, J. (2002). The operations manual: A mechanism for improving the
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Bradley, C. (1994). Handbook of psychology and diabetes: A guide to psychological measurement.


Switzerland: Psychology Press.

Burns, N., & Grove, S. K. (2004). The practice of nursing research (5th Edition). Philadelphia: W.B.
Saunders Company.

D'Eramo Melkus, G., Chyun, D., Vorderstrasse, A., Newlin, K., Jefferson, V., & Langerman, S. The effect of
a diabetes education, coping skills training, and care intervention on physiological and psychosocial
outcomes in black women with type 2 diabetes. Biol Res Nurs, 12(1), 7-19.

Glasgow, R. E. (1997). Behavioral and psychosocial measures for diabetes care: What is important to
assess? Diabetes Spectrum, 10(1), 12-17.

Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Jaser, S., Ambrosino, J., Lindemann, E., Liberti, L., et al. (2009). Effects of
coping skills training in school-age children with type 1 diabetes. Res Nurs Health, 32(4), 405-418.