Social work research stastics
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UNIT I: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH:
The concept of social research-the process of research in social science - relationship between fact, theory, and research - scientific method-its applicability to social phenomenon - definition, meaning, scope of social work research - basic elements of scientific method - concept hypothesis and problem.
UNIT II: RESERCH DESIGN:
Method and types of social work research- pure and applied- qualitative and quantitative – survey and case study- participatory research and evolution research- different type of the research design - exploratory, descriptive, diagnostic of experimental research design.
UNIT III: TOOLS OF DATA COLLECTION:
Sources of data collection - primary and secondary sources tools of data collection- observation, interview schedule and questionnaire- sampling procedure
UNIT IV: DATA PROCESSING:
Data processing: coding and tabulation of data- processing of the data obtained through scales- different types of scaling techniques- current analysis- hypothesis testing- analysis and interpretation-application of SPSS for data processing – essential of research
UNIT V: USES OF STASTISTICS:
Uses and limitation of statistics in social work research- meaning, uses and limitation of arithmetic , means, media and mode- standard deviation- correlation and chi square tests.