Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MSW 006 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH December 2014 Question Paper


December 2014 Question Paper

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer all the five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Answer to questions no. 1 and 2 should not exceed 600 words each.

1. Discuss the characteristics of scientific method. What are the possibilities and limitations of use of scientific method in social science ?


What is Participatory Research ? Explain the methods of Participatory Research.

2. List the various types of data. How can you ensure the quality of data collected ?  


List the major parts of the main body' of a research report. Describe briefly the importance of each part.

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 300 words each :

(a) Discuss in brief the steps involved in formulation of a research problem. 1

(b) Explain the various aspects of the conceptual framework of qualitative research.

(c) Describe the methods of collecting data.

(d) Name and define the three measures of variability.

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(a) Explain the purpose of 'choice of variables' in a research project.  

(b) What measures have to be followed to ensure authenticity of data in qualitative studies ?

(c) Discuss the techniques of interviewing. 5

(d) Describe the purpose of bivariate analysis of data.

(e) What is multivariate analysis of data ? 5

(f) Discuss how hypothesis is formulated in experimental research.