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University of Mumbai

NAAC ACCREDITED

SYLLABUS FOR M.COM (Sem III & IV)

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - I & II (Compulsory Course)

Credit Based Semester and Grading System

w.e.f. the Academic year 2013 - 2014


Credit Based Semester and Grading System w.e.f the Academic year 2013-14 M.com (Sem III)
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN COMMERCE

Course Objectives
1. To understand Research and Research Process 2. To acquaint students with identifying problems for research and develop research strategies 3. To familiarize students with the techniques of data collection, analysis of data and interpretation

Module I- Introduction to Research

(15 Lectures)

Nature of Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Methods, Induction & Deduction, Hypothesis and Theory and their Interpretation, Nature and Scope of Social Research, Need for Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Disciplinary Research

Module II Defining Research problems and Research Design Planning of Research, Selection of a Problem for Research, Sample Size Research Design, Important Aspects of Research Design Module III- Methods and Techniques of Data Collection

(10 Lectures)

(15 Lectures)

Methods of Data Collection, Sources of Data Collection- Use of Secondary Data and Methods of Collecting Primary Data, Observation and Interviews, Questionnaires and Schedules

Question Paper pattern III - Semester End Examination


Marks: 60 Note: 1.All Questions are Compulsory with internal choice 2. Figures to the right indicate marks Q.1 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Q.2 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Q.3 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Module - I (20 marks) Duration: 2 hours

Module - II (20 marks) Module - III (20marks)

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN COMMERCE

SEMESTER- IV
Module I- Processing of Data (10 Lectures)

Processing and Analysis of Data Processing Operations, Types of Analysis, Presentation and Interpretation of Data like Editing, Classification and Tabulation- Interpretation

Module II- Research Report

(10 Lectures)

Preparation of a Report Types of Report like Research Report, Format and Principles of Writing Reports, Documentation, Footnotes and Bibliography Module III- Statistical Analysis and Interpretation of Data (20 Lectures)

Quantitative Tools , Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion Measures of Correlation, Simple and Multiple Correlation Testing of hypothesis, Tests based on t, p, z and chi square, Time series Analysis, Trend Measurement, Moving Averages

Question Paper pattern IV - Semester End Examination


Marks: 60 Duration: 2 hours

Note: 1. All Questions are Compulsory with internal choice 2. Figures to the right indicate marks

Q.1 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Module - I Q.2 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Module - II Q.3 Answer Any One from the Following Questions (Out of Two) Module - III

(20 marks) (20 marks) (20marks)

References (Sem III &IV) 1. Research Methodology Text and Cases with SPSS Applications, by Dr S.L. Gupta and Hitesh Gupta, International Book House Pvt Ltd 2. Foundations of Social Research and Econometrics Techniques by S.C. Srivastava, Himalaya publishing House 3. Statistical Analysis with Business and Economics Applications, Hold Rinehart & Wrintston, 2nd Edition, New York 4. Business Research Methods, Clover, Vernon T and Balsely, Howard L, Colombus O. Grid, Inc 5. Business Research Methods, Emary C.Willima, Richard D. Irwin In. Homewood 6. Research Methods in Economics and Business by R. Gerber and P.J. Verdoom, The Macmillan Company, New York 7. Research and Methodology in Accounting and Financial Management, J.K Courtis 8. Statistics for Management and Economics, by Menden Hall and Veracity, Reinmuth J.E 9. Methodology of Research in social science, by O.R. Krishnaswami, Himalaya Publishing House