S/No.

TOPICS

S/No.

TOPICS

BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES

At the end of the lecture, the students should understand:

    1.

Introduction

The importance of research to national development.

    2.

Nature of Scientific research

The evolution and significance of research from the quest of man for greater understanding of complex issues.

   3.

Types of Research:

-          Theoretical and Applied research

-          Applied research

-          Policy research

-          Empirical research

-          Action research

The different categories of research

   4.

Other forms of Theoretical and Applied research:

-          Exploratory research

-          Ex-post facto research

-          Scientific research

-          Laboratory experiment

The different forms of Theoretical and Applied research.

   5.

Other forms of Theoretical and Applied research:

-          Field experiment

-          Field studies

-          Survey research

-          Historical research

-          Descriptive research

 The different forms of Theoretical and Applied research

    6.

Hypothesis

-          Definition

-          Functions

The fundamental structure of hypothesis and the identification of variables

    7.

Measurement

-          Definition

-          Rules

-          Scales

The characteristics of measurement

   8.

Validity and Reliability of measuring instruments

How data are analyzed and the results used to answer research questions and test hypothesis.

   9.

Revision.                      

 

BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES

At the end of the lecture, the students should understand:

    1.

Introduction

The importance of research to national development.

    2.

Nature of Scientific research

The evolution and significance of research from the quest of man for greater understanding of complex issues.

   3.

Types of Research:

-          Theoretical and Applied research

-          Applied research

-          Policy research

-          Empirical research

-          Action research

The different categories of research

   4.

Other forms of Theoretical and Applied research:

-          Exploratory research

-          Ex-post facto research

-          Scientific research

-          Laboratory experiment

The different forms of Theoretical and Applied research.

   5.

Other forms of Theoretical and Applied research:

-          Field experiment

-          Field studies

-          Survey research

-          Historical research

-          Descriptive research

 The different forms of Theoretical and Applied research

    6.

Hypothesis

-          Definition

-          Functions

The fundamental structure of hypothesis and the identification of variables

    7.

Measurement

-          Definition

-          Rules

-          Scales

The characteristics of measurement

   8.

Validity and Reliability of measuring instruments

How data are analyzed and the results used to answer research questions and test hypothesis.

   9.

Revision.