Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
Department of Human Resource Development



Course objectives:

  1. Familiarity with various methods of conducting empirical research.
  2. Familiarity with important research terms and concepts.
  3. Ability to assess the benefits of research applied to social sciences.

Syllabus for Entrance Test of M.Phil and Ph.D. in HRD/HRM Subject
Course Contents:

Unit - I

What is research?
Types of Research
Some Contemporary thoughts on Research
Basic, Applied, Action, evaluation Research
Preparation of Research Proposal :
Process of Preparation of Research Proposal
Research Questions

Unit - II

Literature Review:
Electronic database
Advance Research
Research Methods:
Qualitative Research - Ethnographic, Naturalist, Case study, Participative observation.
Quantitative Research - Survey, Experimental method.

Unit - III

Tools and Techniques of Research:
Qualitative Research - Focused Group Interviews, In-Depth Interviews, Content Analysis, Corroboration and Triangulation.
Quantitative Research - Questionnaire, Interview Schedule, Observation Schedule.

Unit - IV

Sampling: Types of Sampling, Techniques of Sampling for Quantitative and Qualitative Studies
Reporting research - Structure of a research report, writing quantitative and qualitative research.

Paper - 1 Research Methodology
Paper - 2 Applied Statistics and Computer Application
Paper - 3 Emerging issues in HRD
Paper - 4 Dissertation and Viva Voce

The duration of the M.Phil. programme will be One year full time spread over two semesters.

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