Syllabus: MLISc I Semester



UNIT – I: Introduction to Research
Research: Concept, Need, and Purpose
Research Problem and Research Design
Literature Review
Hypothesis: Definition, Types, Sources, and Functions

UNIT –II: Types of Research Methods
Historical, Survey, and Experimental
Case Study
Scientific Research and Statistical Research, etc.

UNIT – III: Research Techniques
Research Techniques and Tools: Questionnaire, Interview, Observation, Schedule and Check-list, etc.
Library Records and Reports

UNIT – IV: Statistics and its Applications
Descriptive Statistics – Measures of Central Tendency: & Dispersion, Correlations and
linear regression, Chi-Square test, t-test, z-test, f-test.
Presentation of Data: Tabular, Graphic, Bar Diagram and Pie Chart, etc.
Report Writing
Statistical Packages – MS Excel, SPSS, and Web-based Statistical Analysis Tools, etc.

UNIT – V: Metric Studies and Style Manuals
Scientometrics, Infometrics, and Webometrics
Manual Structure, Style, Contents- ISI, MLA, APA, CHICAGO, etc.

Recommended Books
1. ALVESSON (M) and SKOLDBERG (K). Reflexive methodology: new vistas in qualitative research. Ed. 2 Rev. 2009. Sage Publication, London.
2. BUSHA (C H). Research methods in librarianship. 1990. Academic Press, New York.
3. GOODE (W J) and HATT (PK). Methods in social research. 1982. McGraw-Hill, New York.
4. GREENFIELD (T). Research methods: guidance for postgraduates. 1996. Hodder Arnold, London.
5. KRISHAN KUMAR. Research methods in library and information science. Rev. Ed. 1999. Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi.
6. LANCASTER (F W) and POWELL (R R). Basic research methods for librarians. 1985. Ablex publishing, New Jersey.
7. POWELL (R R) and SILIPIGNI (C L). Basic research methods for librarians. Ed. 4. 2004. Libraries Unlimited, Westport.
8. SINGH (S P). Research methods in social sciences: a manual for designing questionnaires. 2002. Kanishka, New Delhi.
9. SLATER (M), Ed. Research methods in library and information studies. 1990. Library Association Publishing, London.
10. YOUNG (P V). Scientific social survey and research. Rev. Ed. 4. 1984. Prentice Hall, New Delhi.