Research Methods In Population Studies

Start Date
07/09/2018

End Date
22/10/2018

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22/10/2018

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gurinder Kaur
Punjabi University - Patiala
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Course Language
English
Course Type
Scheduled
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Course Category
Humanities
Learning Path
Certificate
Course Length
96 Hours
Weekly time commitments
10 Hours
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Yes, after passing all tests.
Exam Date
02/12/2018
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2

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Overview

This course is all about how research is conducted in the filed of population studies and what are the major methods and techniques which are employed to reach conclusions.

Just like in any other field, the goal of the research process in population studies is to produce new knowledge or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. This process takes three main forms:

Ø  Exploratory research, which helps to identify and define a problem or question.

Ø  Constructive research, which tests theories and proposes solutions to a problem or question.

Ø  Empirical research, which tests the feasibility of a solution using empirical evidence.

 

There are two major types of empirical research design: qualitative research and quantitative research.

Qualitative research

This involves understanding human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior, by asking a broad question, collecting data in the form of words, images, video etc. that is analyzed, and searching for themes.

Quantitative research

This involves systematic empirical investigation of quantitative properties and phenomena and their relationships, by asking a narrow question and collecting numerical data to analyze it utilizing statistical methods.

Non-empirical research

Non-empirical (theoretical) research is an approach that involves the development of theory as opposed to using observation and experimentation.

All the essential steps of research process shall be discussed in detail in this subject.

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