M.Phil in Political ScienceGuru Nanak Dev University
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The Guru Nanak Dev University's Faculty of Arts and Social Science offers M.Phil in Political Science course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:
1.Theories of Knowledge: Empiricism, Rationalism, Kuhn’s Theory of Knowledge and Popper’s Principle of falsification.
2. Nature of scientific research and major steps of scientific research. Induction and Deduction as a process of scientific research; Question of subjectivity in social research.
3. Theory as a guide to the research process.
4. Selection and Formulation of a research problem.
5. Concepts, Hypothesis and Theory Building.
6. Problem of Relevance.
7. Research Design: Making of a Research Design for Survey Research, Field Studies and Documentary Studies.
8. Explanation and Prediction.
9. Problems of Measurement, Reliability and Validity.
10. Methods and Techniques of Data Collection.
a) Document Analysis
b) Field Study: Observation
c) Survey Research: Questionnaire and Interviewing
11. Sampling and Sampling techniques
12. Analysis and interpretation of data
13. Reporting with special reference to paper writing/thesis writing.