MSO-002 June 2017 Question Paper

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Distinguish between inductive and deductive logic in social research. Explain with illustrations.
  2. Discuss Functionalist approach in social analysis.
  3. Critically examine the positivist method in social science research.
  4. Discuss the significance of the historical method in social science research? What are the sources of data used in this type of research?
  5. Explain the importance of observation in social research with the help of suitable examples.


  1. What is case-study method? Reflect on the use of case-study in Social science research. Give suitable examples.
  2. Examine the post modern perspective on interviewing.
  3. What is sampling? Discuss the various types of sampling with suitable examples.
  4. Describe the ethical issues in social research.
  5. Write short notes on the following :
    • (a) Triangulation
    • (b) Hypothesis

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