MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods in English Solved Assignment 2019-2020

MSO-002 Solved Assignment 2019-2020


Indira Gandhi National Open University
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Programme Code : MSO
Course Code : MSO-002
Assignment Code: MSO-002/AST/TMA/2019-20

Title Name

MSO-002 Sociology Solved Assignment 2019-20

University IGNOU
Service Type Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)
Course MA(Sociology) MSO
Language ENGLISH
Semester 2019-2020 Course: MA(Sociology) MSO
Session 2019-20
Short Name MSO-002 (ENGLISH)
Assignment Code MSO-002/AST/TMA/2019-20
Product Assignment of MA(Sociology) 2019-2020 (IGNOU)
Submission Date July 2019 Session Students- 31st March 2020 

January 2020 Session Students- 30th September 2020



Section- I
Answer any two of the following questions
1. ‘The pioneers of the comparative method in sociology and social
anthropology were all influenced to a greater or lesser extent by the theory of
evolution.’ Discuss.
2. What is positivism? Discuss Giddens’s critique of positivism. 25
3. Critically examine the nature and scope of feminist method in social science
research. 25
4. What is sampling? Explain the methods of probability sampling. 25
5. What is Hermeneutics? Explain with reference to the contribution of HansGeorg Gadamer. 25
Section- II
Write a research report on any one of the following topics in about 3000 words.*
1. Education as a means of empowerment of women. 50
2. Relevance of caste in contemporary Indian society. 50
3. Impact of mobile phones on social relationships. 50
You can write this report based either on review of literature, or data collected from the
primary sources.
For review of literature you are to select either two books or four research articles published
recently on the selected topic of your choice. Write a review article focusing on the location
of the study, methodology followed and the main findings of these studies.
For the primary source you are to collect two case studies and write a report on the selected
topic in a comparative framework. While writing the report spell out clearly the objectives
and the problems of the study and
 problematise the issue within the existing/available literature,
 elaborate your observations, finding and conclusion coherently, and
 make proper referencing at the end.
* Note: Submit the research report to your Study Centre for evaluation


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