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POL500-Research Methodology

Class will be conducted online via eLearn@USM every Wednesday at 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Webex Link will be given one day before class start at e-learning

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  • Acharyya, R., & Bhattacharya, N. (2019). Research Methodology for Social Sciences. Routledge.

    Blaikie, N. W. H. (1993). Approaches to Social Enquiry. Polity Press.

    Blaikie, N. W. H. (2009). Designing Social Research: The Logic of Anticipation (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

    Bustami, R., Nasruddin, E., & Blaikie, N. (2004). Lima Falsafah Penyelidikan Paradigma dan Strategi Penyelidikan untuk Sains Sosial dan Pengurusan. Knowledge Craftsmen.

    Hart, C. (2018). Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Research Imagination (2nd ed.). SAGE Publication.

    Leedy, P. D., & Ormrod, J. E. (2019). Practical Research: Planning and Design (12th ed.). Pearson.

    Mills, G. E., & Gay, L. R. (2018). Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (12th ed.). Pearson.

    Sekaran, U., & Bougie, R. (2010). Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach. John Wiley & Sons.

    Sherman, R. R., & Webb, R. B. (1988). Qualitative Research in Education: Focus and Methods. Psychology Press.

    Studenmund, A. H. (2017). Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide (7th ed.). Pearson.

    United Nations (n.d.) Do you know all 17 SDGs? Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://sdgs.un.org/goals

    Zielinski, T., Sagan, I., & Suroz, W. (2018) Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals: Economic Growth, Social Inclusion and Environmental Protection. Springer International Publishing.

  • This course is a pre-requisite course for graduation and compulsory to all research mode students starting from Semester II, Academic Session 2020/2021 intake and onward. Research mode students must Pass for this course as it is one of the graduation requirement.

    Student can register for this course online through Online Registration system during the stipulated duration for course registration (usually two months before semester begin until 2nd week of the semester).

    The course must be taken by students in the first semester of registration. Students who registered after the 2nd week of the semester will have to register for this course in the following semester.

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding this course can be referred on the following link here.


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