Course Work Syllabus
|1.||Research Methodology||100 Mark|
|2.||Computer application||100 Mark|
|3.||Quantitative Techniques||100 Mark|
|4.||Research & Publication Ethics||100 Mark|
|5.||Review of Published Research work||100 Mark|
|6.||Assignments, PPT & Class Lectures||100 Mark|
Minimum qualifying Mark 50% of the Aggregate Marks.
Research scholar is expected to prepare the following assignments:
Assignment I – Critical Review of Literature – Minimum 10 Articles from referred journals with ISSN Number on the topic of his/her research work.
Assignment II – Critical Review of Literature Minimum 5 Patents/ Journals/ Books with ISBN No.
Assignment III – Assignment of Research Methodology, Computer Application and Quantitative Technique from given topic.
COURSE CONTENTS OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Module I: Introduction to Research: Definition, Scope, Limitations, and types, objectives of Research, Research Process.
Module II: Sampling Designs techniques: Concepts, Types and Techniques, Sample Size Decision Data, Collection, Secondary and primary Data, method & Techniques, Designing questionnaire, Data Preparation: Tabulation, Coding, Editing.
Module III: Scaling techniques: Concept, types of Scales, rating Scales & ranking scales construction techniques, multi-dimensional scaling.
Module IV: Attitude measurement & observation: and report preparation motivational research, observation type and layout of research report, precautions in preparing the research report, bibliography and Annexure in report, drawing conclusions, giving suggestions and recommendations to the concerned persons.
Module V: Types, steps of report writing, precautions in report writing.
Research Methods for Business scholars: Saunders Lewis, Thorn Hill, and Pearson Education,2009
Research Methodology Methods and Techniques: C.R.Kothari, New Age International Publishers,2012
Business Research – Cooper 7 Schindler, Tat McGraw Hill – 2006
Marketing Research – Beri, Tata McGraw Hill, 1993, 2nd edition
Optimization techniques in Engineering, PHI, 2001
Design of techniques for Science and engineering, springer,2008
Experimental Designs in Behavioural Research – 1989 – K.Broota – New Age Int. Publisher
Methods in Social Research – Goode & Hatt – 2006 Surjeet publications
Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation: Sharan B. Merriam , Elizabeth J. Tisdell, 4th Edition
Module I: Introduction
Classification of computers, computer memory, Types of software’s: Application and system software’s, operating systems and types, single user, multi user, multi tasking and single tasking, Application of computers for business and research.
Module II: Data Communication and Networks
Data Communication Concepts, Local area network, internet, intranet, Extranet, Web e- mails, search engine- enterprise: E- Communication and E- Collaboration.
Module III: MS Office and its application:
File handling in window, various of MS office, MS word: Test formatting, Mail merge, Macro, MS Excel: Features, Various Formulas And M.S Power Point: Creating Presentation and effects.
Module IV: SPSS
Introduction to SPSS: Definition, Objective and features, Data analysis using SPSS: Data entry, creating variables, switching to data analysis: Frequencies, Recording into different variables, cross tabulations and layers.
- Computer Fundamentals- V. Rajaraman, PHI, 2006
- Computer Fundamentals- Sinha and Sinha BPB Publications, 2009
- Introduction to Computers- Norton, TATA McGraw Hill, 2006
- Computer fundamental and Introduction to IBM PC- Dr Pankaj Nagar, Manish Soni, Ramesh Book Depot, 2008
- An Introduction to database system- Desai, Galgotia Publication, 2002
- Fundamentals of Computers- V. Rajaraman, Prentice Hall
- Computer Fundamentals, P.K. Sinha, BPB Publications, New Delhi, 1992
COURSE CONTENTS OF QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES
Module I – Application of Central tendency
(Application of central tendency and central dispersion, Co- efficient of correlation, coefficient of determination and non – determination, calculation of standard of estimate.)
Module II – Forecasting techniques
Multiple correlations and multiple regression, Time series analysis
Module III – Parametric Test
Theory of estimation: Point and interval testing of Hypothesis Large and Small sample Tests; parametric Test: t- test, F Test, Chi- square test, ANNOVA, Probability distribution, Binominal, Poison and Normal Distribution.
- Mathematical Statistics – Gupta & Kapoor – Sulthanchand & Sons, New Delhi,2005
- Quantitative Techniques, Kothari CR, Vikas Publishing New Delhi, 2002
- Operations Research, Kapoor V.K, Sultan chand & sons New Delhi, 2006
- Quantitative Techniques, Khandelwal & M. Gupta, Tata MC Grew Hill publishing Co. Ltd. New Delhi, 2004
- Quantitative Techniques, Agarwal N.P. Dhanpat Rai Pub. New Delhi,2000
- Quantitative Techniques, D. M. Mithani, S.K.Katarik Pub, 2006
COURSE CONTENTS OF RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS
THEORY RPE 01: PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS (3 hrs.)
1. Introduction to philosophy: definition, nature and scope, concept, branches
2. Ethics: definition, moral philosophy, nature of moral judgments and reactions
RPE 02: SCIENTIFICCONDUCT (5hrs.)
1. Ethics with respect to science and research
2. Intellectual honesty and research integrity
3. Scientific misconducts: Falsification, Fabrication, and Plagiarism (FFP)
4. Redundant publications: duplicate and overlapping publications, salami slicing
5. Selective reporting and misrepresentation of data
RPE 03: PUBLICATION ETHICS (7 hrs.)
1. Publication ethics: definition, introduction and importance
2. Best practices / standards setting initiatives and guidelines: COPE, WAME, etc.
3. Conflicts of interest
4. Publication misconduct: definition, concept, problems that lead to unethical behavior and vice versa, types
5. Violation of publication ethics, authorship and contributor ship
6. Identification of publication misconduct, complaints and appeals
7. Predatory publishers and journals
RPE04: OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING (4 hrs.)
1. Open access publications and initiatives
2. SHERPA/RoMEO online resource to check publisher copyright & self-archiving Policies
3. Software tool to identify predatory publications developed by SPPU
4. Journal finder / journal suggestion tools viz. JANE, Elsevier Journal Finder, Springer Journal Suggested, etc.
RPE 05: PUBLICATION MISCONDUCT (4hrs.)
A. Group Discussions (2 hrs.)
1. Subject specific ethical issues, FFP, authorship
2. Conflicts of interest
3. Complaints and appeals: examples and fraud from India and abroad
B. Software tools (2 hrs.)
Use of plagiarism software like Turnitin, Urkunad and other open source software tools
RPE 06: DATABASES AND RESEARCH METRICS (‘hrs.)
Databases (4 hrs.)
Citation databases: Web of Science, Scopus, etc.
B. Research Metrics (3 hrs.)
Impact Factor of journal as per Journal Citation Report, SNIP, SJR, IPP, Cite Score
Metrics: h-index, g index, i10 index, altmetrics
Review of Published Research Work
- Patent (US, British, Indian)
- Use of Internet, sights (DOAJ) etc.
- Use of Research Journals/ E–Journals (Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Academic)
- Use of e – Library, Pro quest, ebsco etc.
- Use of various Libraries like Central Library, British Council, American Library & Arunodaya University Library
- Use of EBSCO_HOST online Database for Academic Libraries.
- Refer links of various e-journals given in AU website.
- National Digital Library of India (NDL)
Email Id – firstname.lastname@example.org,