Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC 2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction (4CH)

  • Definition of research
  • Why conduct research
  • What makes research scientific
  • Types of research

Research process (12CH)

  • Introduction
  • Identification of problem
  • Setting objectives
  • Scope of the study
  • Significance of the study
  • Conceptual Framework

Literature Review (9CH)

  • Steps in identifying literature
  • Importance of literature
  • Source of literature
  • Types of literature

Research methodology :(15CH)

  • Research designs; types and importance
  • Study population
  • Sampling and sample population
  • Types of sampling and importance
  • Data collection methods and instruments and importance
  • Data analysis

Structure of proposal (6CH)

  • Report writing

TEACHING METHODS/MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Traditional lecture method.
  • Problem solving using case studies
  • Group work and discussions

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND OR EQUIPMENT

  • LCD Projectors
  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Flip charts
  • CD’s, DVDs and Tapes