Research Methods in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Introduction. The stages of empirical research. Research methods: quantitative and qualitative approaches. The experimental method, the method of participant observation. The sampling research process: methods of sampling and data collection. Questionnaire design. Research designs for collecting data and comparison of advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of data collection. Data types and processing along with methods of data analysis, presentation and interpretation of data with the help of specific research examples. The research publication. More laboratory work related to issues of bibliography search, sampling, statistical analysis (SPSS) and project presentation.