This book is written as a reference book to full fill the demand of such book for the students and faculty of the postgraduate and doctorate students. It covers all most all topics of research methodology needed for NET/JRF/SRF/ARS and entrance examinations of IARI and NDRI etc. competitions. It is a useful hand book for the students and teachers of the social science faculty. About 800 multiple choice questions related to research methodology are given in this book to provide a question bank for the readers, in last chapter glossary is given to provide quick review of the terminology related to research methodology in social sciences. Other chapters like measurement, research designs, methods of data collection, sampling methods, types of research designs and parametric and non-parametric statics are given in detail to make it a complete book for research methodology. All the complex material is presented in lucid form to make the book easy to grasp for students.
Dr. Dileep Kumar Dangi, born in 1980 in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan did his B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension from S.K.R.A.U. Bikaner (Rajasthan), India, in the year 2001 and 2004 respectively. His area of research during Masters Degree in the University was on Adoption of sprinkler system of irrigation in the Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan.He pursued his Ph.D. degree from N.D.R.I. Karnal, (Haryana), on Critical Analysis of Dairy Co-operatives and Private Dairies in Rajasthan in 2012. Throughout his study, he secured I Position in all examinations and was awarded Merit Scholarships for under Graduate programmes, graduate and post graduate programmes. He is closely associated with many national and international professional societies of Extension Education and published many research and popular articles. He remained meritorious student during his academics. He is also pursuing PGJMC (Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication) from IGNOU, New Delhi. Dr. Dileep Kumar started his career as scientist (Agricultural extension) in ICAR at ICAR RC for NEH Meghalaya in 2013. He is the Life Member of number of Professional Bodies of Academic Organisations and Institutions. He has authored five books, and written more than 10 research paper published in Indian and foreign journals. At present author is principle investigator in a project entitled "Designing of participatory decision support system for horticultural crops in Meghalaya. "He is Co-PI in various Institute and Externally Funded projects of social science.
Dr. K.S.Kadian born in 1961 and did his Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1983. He did his Master and Doctoral Degree in the discipline of Dairy Extension Education from prestigious National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal. Throughout his study, he secured I Class in all examinations and was awarded Merit Scholarships for under Graduate programmes.Dr. Kadian started his career 1989 as Assistant Professor at Dr.Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan (Himachal Pradesh). He received Training in Human Resource Management and on Advances in Agricultural Extension at PAU, Ludhiana and IARI, New Delhi. He joined ARS as Senior Scientist and posted at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani (Meghalaya) in 2000. Later on he was transferred from Barapani to National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal in the year 2002. He taught Masters and Doctoral classes for more than 20 years. He also co-ordinated various National Training Programmes, Seminar, Conferences and Dairy Melas. He was promoted as Principal Scientist from December, 2007. He has specialized in teaching courses like Training Methodology, Information & Communication Technologies and Advances in Extension. He has also supervised five M.Sc. and Six Ph.D. students. He was the recipient of Young Scientist Award conferred by Society of Extension Education. He is the Life Member of number of Professional Bodies of Academic Organisations and Institutions. He has authored three books, four teaching manuals and written more than 80 research paper published in Indian and foreign journals. At present, he is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities of Division of Dairy Extension, N.D.R.I., Karnal.
Dr. Moti Lal Meena is presently working as Subject Mutter Specialist (Agricultural Extension) at ICAR-CAZRI, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pali-Marwar (Rajasthan). He obtained Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension) from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, campus SKN, COA, Jobner, specialization in buffalo production in 2005 and M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension from MPUAT, Udaipur in 2001. He has over eight years' experience in KVK training, demonstration, vocational training courses. He is receipt a Best KVK Scientist Award by Society of Extension Education, Agra in 2014. He has to his credit 55 research papers in National and International Journals and more than 14 scientific articles in National and International Seminar, Symposia, training programmes & magazines. He is associated with many national and international societies of extension and social sciences.