HS 820 : Research Methods in Economics

HS 820 : Research Methods in Economics

The Methodological Foundations of Economic Analysis - Historicism, Positivism, Abstraction and Generalisation in Economic Science The purpose of and approach to Research. Formulation of Research problem and Research Design. Meaning of Hypothesis and Testing of hypotheses. Methodology of model building. Types of Economic models - Methods of data collection. Surveys and Sampling techniques. Structure of Dissertation.

Texts/References :

C.T. Kurien, (Ed.), A Guide to Research in Economics, Sangam Publishers, Madras, 1973.

C.R. Kothari, Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, Wiley Eastern, New Delhi, 1985.

M. Blaug, The Methodology of Economics.

H. Katouzian, Ideology and Method in Economics, Macmillan, 1980.