The edited volume “Research Methods in Social Sciences” is meant to
serve as an guide to research methodology utilized in the social
sciences and subjects closely related to the primary areas of study for
doctoral scholars and those actively involved in research. The target
audience for this book consists of students, researchers, and professors
who teach research techniques. However, seasoned researchers can also
use this book as a quick and concised reference.
Rather than focusing solely on “research methodology,” this edited
book which comprises twelve chapters, covers the “research methods”
in its entirety, from the introductory chapter to the conclusion.
Theorizing and thinking like a researcher, both of which are critically
important for, astructured research work, add value to this book and
make its significance even greater. Most students can establish a
reasonable level of competency in research procedures, yet they need
help to think of relevant or exciting research problems or formulate
scientific concepts. This book is divided into twelve chapters, each
containing a unique proposal for research methodology.
We welcome the readers to comment and give suggestions which will
be helpful for us to bring out another volume of this edited book in the
Prof. (Dr). Prarthita Biswas [Ph.D.(Education), M.A.& M.Phil.(History), B.Ed., M.Ed, M.A. (Education & Psychology)] is a distinguished scholar, teacher educator and an author in the field of teacher education. She has more than 18 years of experience in teaching, academic administration, research and consultancy projects. She is the President, East Zone of the Council for Teachers Professional Development (A National Registered Organization), India. Prof. Biswas has also held senior academic and administrative positions in some of the reputed institutions of higher education in West Bengal. She is a winner of several national and international awards. Additionally, she has published more than 150 papers in national and international levels, more than 25 authored and edited books, 05 Indian patents and 02 copyrights to her credit. She was listed among the top 100 Women achievers of the year award organized by Code Bharat, India. She was awarded with the prestigious South Asian Scholarship Grant from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for her research work on Women Education. She is a NLP coach and a firm believer in lifelong learning process. She is regularly invited in national and international seminars, conferences, symposiums and webinars. She is the Editorial Board Member and reviewer of reputed journals in national and international levels. She is also the invited member of various reputed academic bodies of higher education as well as research domain. She was also the leader and facilitator of “Jagriti Yatra 2013”-A National Entrepreneurship Development Programme. Her research interests include Inclusive Education, lifelong learning, gender studies and history of education.
MAM Sameem Lecturer in English & Coordinator, Internship Training Unit, Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka MAM Sameem, M.A (TESOL) (UK); M.A (Linguistics) (UOK); PG. Dip (TESOL) (SJP); BA (English) (SUSL).PhD (TESL) (Reading). He is a Lecturer in English, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. He had served as the Head, Department of English Language Teaching, and Director, Students Support Services & Welfare and many administrative positions. He has 22 years of Teaching experiences as School Counsellor, Licensed NLP Coach, Play Therapist and Certified Soft Skill Trainer. He received many awards. He is the President of Sri Lanka School Psychology Association (SLSPA) and the Country Secretary, Asia Pacific School Psychology Association (APSPA).
Dr. Khaleda Gani Dutt, Senior Lecturer, Department of Special Education, Stockholm University, Sweden. Dr. Khaleda Gani Dutt, is a dedicated, resourceful, and goal-oriented educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development for quality education. She did her Doctor of Philosophy in International and Comparative Education from the Dept. of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden. She is an Ex-Erasmus scholar. She has been teaching students of various levels for the last 25 years and more. Her research interests are international and comparative perspectives on Inclusive Education, disability studies, lifelong learning and special education.