Answer the following problems:
problem 1: What is ‘hermeneutics’? Describe with reference to the contribution of Jorgen Habermas.
problem 2: Discuss the contribution of Alfred Schutz to the understanding of social reality.
problem 3: Describe the nature and scope of quantitative techniques of data analysis in the sociological research.
problem 4: Discuss the participatory approach to the social research. Compare and contrast it with the conventional research methodology.
problem 5: What is survey research? Create a research design of survey on the utilization of mobile phone by the rural youth.
problem 6: prepare a research report on any one of the given topics in around 3000 words.
A) Use of internet in sociological research.
B) Open and distance learning as a means of empowerment of the socially excluded and marginalized people in India.
C) Impact of mobile phones on the social relationships.
You can prepare this report based either on review of literature, or data collected from the primary sources. For review of literature you are to choose either two books or four research articles published recently on the chosen topic of your choice. prepare a review article focusing on the location of the study, methodology followed and the major findings of such studies.
For the primary source you are to collect two case studies and prepare a report on the chosen topic in a comparative framework. While writing the report spell out clearly the objectives and the problems of the study and
a) Problematise the issue in the existing or available literature,
b) Illustrate your observations, finding and conclusion coherently, and
c) Make appropriate referencing at the end.