• Research- Meaning, Scope, Significance and Characteristics
• Introduction
• Definition
• Characteristics
• Criteria of good research.

• Types of Research

• Research Process-Problem Formulation, Statement of Research Objectives, Review of Literature, Hypothesis
• Research Process
• Define research problem and objectives.
• Review of literature
• Formulation of hypothesisResearch design
• Variables /Attributes
• Types of variables
• Hypothesis
• Meaning
• Sources
• Types.

• Research Design-Types and  Features

• Introduction to Statistics-Hypothesis Testing
• Test of significance
• Introduction-Hypothesis testing.
• Assumption about parametric and non-parametric tests.
• Hypothesis-null and alternate hypothesis.
• Hypothesis testing process.
• Type 1 and type  2 errors
• Level of significance and rejection region.

• Measurement and Scaling- Meaning, Types and Techniques
• Measurement scales
• Measurement and scaling
• Types of scales
• Scaling techniques.
• Classification.

• Survey and Sampling Methods- Sample Size
• Survey and sampling
• Population and universe.
• Sampling
• Sample
• Types of sampling
• Steps in sampling

• Probability: Random Experiment, Sample Space and Events, Addition and Multiplication theorems
• Probability
• Definitions –random experiment, sample space events etc.
• Statement of Addition theorem and multiplication theorems
• Problems based on the above theorems
• Conditional probability

• Random Variable and Probability Distribution: Binomial, Poisson, Normal
• Random Variable & Probability Distributions
• Discrete and continuous random variable
• Probability Distributions continuous and discrete
• Binomial distribution
• Poisson distribution
• Normal Distribution
• Uniform Distribution
• Problems based on the above

• Test of Significance
• Test of Significance
• Introduction –Hypothesis testing
• Assumptions about parametric and non-parametric tests
• Hypothesis –Null and Alternate Hypothesis
• Hypothesis testing process
• Type 1 and Type 2 Errors
• Level of significance and rejection region

• Parametric Tests
• Parametric Test
• Hypothesis test for the mean
• Z test
• t Test
• ANOVA

• Non Parametric Tests
• Non Parametric Test
• Mann-Whitney U test
• Kolmogorov-Smirnov Z test
• Chi square test

• Regression Analysis
• Regression –Introduction and definition
• Types of regression
• Line of best fit
• Regression equations
• Properties of regression lines and regression coefficients
• Standard error of estimate
• Simple linear regression
• Problems based on linear regression

• Theory of Correlation: Meaning of Correlation, Simple Correlation, Co-efficient, Rank Correlation.
• Correlation
• Introduction
• Types
• Coefficient of correlation
• Measurement of correlation
• Scatter Diagram
• Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation
• Rank correlation
• Coefficient  of Variation
• Properties of correlation coefficient

• Report Preparation-Significance, Types of Report, Steps in Report Writing and  Layout of Report
• Report writing
• Significance
• Types of reports
• Steps in report writing
• Layout of report.