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Re: Research Methodology University of Mumbai

You need University of Mumbai M.COM (Sem – III & IV) Research Methodology in Commerce course syllabus, here I am giving:
Univ of Mumbai M.Com research methodology syllabus
M.Com. II
Semester III
Course Objectives
1. To understand Research and Research Process
2. To acquaint students with identifying problems for research and develop research strategies
3. To familiarize students with the techniques of data collection, analysis of data and interpretation

Module I - Introduction to Research (10 Lectures)
1. Meaning , Characteristics of Research
2. Need of Research in Business and Social Sciences
3. Objectives of Research
4. Types of Research :
a. Basic Research
b. Applied Research
c. Descriptive Research
d. Analytical Research
e. Empirical Research
5. Issues and Problems in Research

Module II- Research Methodology (10 Lectures)
1. Meaning of Research Methodology
2. Stages in Scientific Research Process

a. Identification and Selection of Research Problem
b. Formulation of Research Problem
c. Review of Literature
d. Formulation of Hypothesis
e. Formulation of research Design
f. Sample Design
g. Data Collection
h. Data Analysis

i. Hypothesis testing and Interpretation of Data
j. Preparation of Research Report
Module III- Research Design and Sample Design (08 Lectures)
1. Research Design – Meaning, Types and Significance
2. Sample Design – Meaning and Significance
Essentials of a good sampling
Stages in Sample design
Sampling methods/techniques
Sampling Errors
Module IV - Methods and Techniques of Data Collection (12 Lectures)
1. Types of Data
a. Primary Data – Meaning, Significance and Limitations
b. Secondary Data – Meaning, Significance and Limitations
2. Collection of Primary Data-
Observation method, Survey through Questionnaire, Interview
3. Collection of Secondary Data
4. Factors influencing choice of method of data collection
5. Designing of a questionnaire –
Meaning, types of questionnaire, Stages in questionnaire designing,
Essentials of a good questionnaire.

Evaluation System
A Internal Assessment – 40% 40 Marks
Project 40 Marks Allocation of 40 marks is as under
a. Documentation 20 marks
b. Presentation 10 marks
c. Viva and Interaction 10 marks

B Semester End Examinations – 60% 60 Marks
I. Duration – These examinations shall be of 2 Hours duration.
II. Question Paper Pattern
1) There shall be four questions each of 15 marks.
2) All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
3) Question may be subdivided into sub‐questions A and B the allocation of marks
depends on the weightage of the topic.
Note: 1) All the questions are COMPULSORY. 2) Figures to the right indicate full marks. Q. 1 A) Module-I (15) OR B) Module-I (15) Q. 2 Attempt Any Two: From Module-II (15)
A) B) C) Q. 3 Attempt Any Two: From Module-III (15)
A) B) C) Q. 4 Attempt Any Two: From Module-IV (15)
A) B) C)

M.Com. II
Semester IV
Module I - Data Processing and Statistical Analysis (10 Lectures)
1. Meaning, Significance and problems in data processing
2. Stages in data processing :
a. Editing
b. Coding
c. Classification
d. Tabulation
e. Graphic Presentation
3. Statistical Analysis - Tools & Techniques
a. Measures of Central Tendency
b. Correlation Analysis
c. Regression Analysis
d. Dispersion Analysis

Module II- Hypothesis Testing & Interpretation of Data (10 Lectures)
1. Testing of Hypothesis
a. Steps in Hypothesis Testing
b. Procedure for Testing Hypothesis
c. Types of Hypothesis Testing –
Parametric – t,f,z
Non-Parametric-Chi square, ANOVA
2. Interpretation of Data-
Meaning, Significance and Precautions in data interpretation

Module III - Research Report (10 Lectures)
1. Meaning and Importance of research report writing
a. Essentials of a good Research Report
b. Structure/ layout of Research Report
c. Types of Research Report
d. Steps in research report writing
e. Footnotes and Bibliography
2. References and Citation methods-
a. APA (American Psychological Association
b. MLA (Modern Language Association)
c. CMS (Chicago Manual Style)
Module IV - Ethics and Modern practices in Research (10 Lectures)
1. Ethical Norms in Research
2. Ethical Issues in Research – Plagiarism
3. Role of Computer in Research
a. Data sheet preparation – coding
b. Application of Statistical software – Excel and Mega stat
c. Introduction to SPSS, creating data Sheet using SPSS
d. Case analysis using SPSS
For detailed syllabus here is attachment;
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