CIOLOGY-OPTIONALS MAINS PAPER 1. FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGYY UNIT 3 RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS SUMMARY ANALYSIS Vanamala Rames
SOCIOLOGY OPTIONALS, SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF PAPER 1 MODULE 3 CASE STUDY PART1 MAY STUDY Vanamala Ramesh
BOOKS REFERRED FOR THIS MODULE Interaction Concepts of Orsonalig Robert C.Carson urban communication Bureaucracy in Modern Society Blau Meyer Second 1. Sociology: Anthony Giddens 2. Sociology by Haralambos and Holborn 3. MSO-oo2 (IGNOU, MA) Foundation for Sociology SHAPIRO COLLECTIVE BEHAIOR MOVENEN LOUS E GENEVE Internet, and Encyclopaedia.
RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS Socal i. Significance of Research Methodologies. logy variable onship$movements paghong crmegeivernConcepts eories theory-research 2. Qualitative and Quantitative methods. detintions ist action ethnicity status instibutions stat Oatonii.nrnetacolectivedevarce -rays related comparsors uctural-pam- Techniques of Data collection. 4 Variables, Sampling, Hypothesis, Reliability and Validity.
CASE STUDY It is a complete and detailed account of a single social phenomena, of an individual, a an event or even an entire culture, in which in depth details of the event are studied. . n institution, a system, a communitv, an organisation Yin has defined case study as "an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real life context, when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident and in which multiple of evidence are used". This method is inspired from the legal and management case studies, this method considers all related aspects like antecedents and consequences of an event in great detail and hence offers a holistic treatment of the subiect.
Case studv is not a method of data collection, rather it is a research strategy or an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon by using multiple sources of evidence. . Case study can be as simple and specific issue like, 'a problem child' to an abstract issue like 'decision maki in an university'. atever the subject may be, to qualify as a case study it must be bounded system or unit, it should be an ntity in itself. Since it is the study of one single event it lacks external validit y.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CASE STUDY udies whole units in their totality and not some selected aspects Stu or variables of these units. 2) It employs several methods in data collection to prevent from errors and distortions. 3) It often studies a single unit, one unit is one study. 4 It/perceives the respondent as a knowledgeable person, not just as a source of data 5) It studies a typical case.
BERGER'S REASONS FOR EMPLOYING CASE STUDY o get intimate and detailed information about the structure, rocess and complexitv of the research obiect. 2. To formulate hypothesis. 3. To conceptualise 4. To operationalize variables To expand quantitative findings and 6. To test the feasibility of the quantitative study.
TYPES OF CASE STUDY ACCORDING TO BURNS PPROACTIING Robert K. Yin THE 1. Historical Case Stud Case Study Research TOR OL Design and Mcthods Fourth Edition 2. Observational Case Studv. .Oral History Case Study. Situational Case Study. 5. Clinical Case Studv. 6. Multi Case Study.
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