Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC7200
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Required Readings

READING MATERIALS / LIST


 


Fellows, R. and Liu, A. (2003). Research Methods for Construction, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science.

Kothari, C. R. (2003). Research Methodology, Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: Wisha Prakashan.

Kothari CR (2006). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New      AgeMInternational Publishers. New Delhi.

Rubin A and Babbie E. (2005). Research Methods for Social Work (5th Edition).Wadsworth/Thomson.

Kathleen M and Jonathan W (2011). How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports. Harlow UK: Pearson Education Ltd.

Amin E. Martin. (2005). Social Science Research Conception, Methodology &  Analysis. Kampala: Makerere University printery.

Meier et. al (2009). Applied Statistics for Public & Nonprofit Administration, 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

Peter M. Nardi. (2006). Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Methods. 2nd Edition. Boston: PearsonEducation, Inc.

Rubin, A & Babbie, E. (2005). Research Methods for Social Work (5th Edition). Wadsworth/ Thomson.

Bird, S.J., “Research Ethics, Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research.” Science and Engineering Ethics, 12, no. 3, (2006): 411-412.

Busch, C., De Maret, P.S., Flynn, T., Kellum, R., Le, S., Meyers, B., Saunders, M., White, R and Palmquist, M., “Writing Guide: Survey Research Writing@csu.” Colorado State University Department of English. Internet. Available from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/survey, accessed 15 January 2012.

Coppedge, M., “Theory Building and Hypothesis Testing: Large- vs. Small-N Research on Democratization.” Internet. Available from http://www.nd.edu/~mcoppedg/crd/mpsacopp02.pdf, accessed 12 January 2012. Cornell. S., “It's Time for Gun Control Proponents to Reclaim the Constitutional High Ground.” George Mason University’s History New Network. Internet. Available from http://hnn.us/articles/24828.html, accessed 12 January 2012. De Vaus, D. A. Research Design in Social Research. London: SAGE, 2001.

Fearon, J., “Counterfactuals and Hypothesis Testing in Political Science.” World Politics 43, no. 2, (1991): 169-195.

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 Pole, K., “Mixed Method Designs: A Review of Strategies for Blending Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies.” Mid-Western Educational Researcher 20, no. 4, (2007): 35-38.