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The present book entitled Research Methodology: A Course Book is an introduction to the basics of research methodology as practiced in the field of research. As a course book, it has been written with a purpose to help the researchers, Ph. D. students and those who aspire to qualify UGC NET examinations and Ph. D. admission tests conducted by various universities all over India. In different guidelines issued by the UGC time to time it has been stressed that research is integral to the growth of higher education and hence the need for the teaching of research methodology at all levels of teaching at HEIS.
The book covers some of the fundamental concepts of research, research problem and research design, how to choose a topic, research methods and techniques of data collection, measurement and scaling, styles of documentation, plagiarism, advantages of computers in research, etc. in a very lucid and simplified manner. The book avoids maximally to be free from research jargons for better comprehension of the complex aspects of research. Moreover, the book caters the needs of research students and scholars engaged in research writings and publication of research papers.
Dr. Uday Kumar Mishra has done his M.A. in English (1980) and Ph.D. (1987) from Bhagalpur University. He has been working as a Professor of English for the last 40 years. He has been the Head of University Department of English and is presently the Dean, Faculty of Humanities, TM Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He has also taught abroad in the universities of Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Libya for many years. Dr. Mishra specializes in Applied Linguistics, Contemporary Critical Theory and Research Methodology. He has published many research papers in international and national journals and supervised Ph.D. theses. Research Methodology: A Course Book is his first publication in the form of a book. His future writings include course books in linguistics and contemporary critical theory.