MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods In English Solved Assignment 2020-2021

MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods

Solved Assignment 2020-2021


Indira Gandhi National Open University
Core Course in M.A. Sociology
MSO-002: Research Methodologies and Methods
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Programme Code : MSO
Course Code : MSO-002
Assignment Code: MSO-002/AST/TMA/2020-21

Title Name

MSO-002 Sociology Solved Assignment 2020-21

University IGNOU
Service Type Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)
Course MA(Sociology) MSO
Language ENGLISH
Semester 2020-2021 Course: MA(Sociology) MSO
Session 2020-21
Short Name MSO-002 (ENGLISH)
Assignment Code MSO-002/AST/TMA/2020-21
Product Assignment of MA(Sociology) 2020-2021 (IGNOU)
Submission Date For students admitted in July 2020 Batch- 31st March, 2021

For students admitted in January 2021 Batch- 30th September, 2021



Section -A
Answer any two of the following questions
1. ‘Science with its central principles of objectivity, universalisation and causal
explanation had a significant impact on social science’. Critically discuss.
2. What is participatory method of research? Explain 25
3. What is ethnography? Explain its significance in sociological research. 25
4. What is probability sampling? Explain its types. 25
5. Distinguish between:
(i) pure research and applied research
(ii) participant observation and non-participant observation
(iii) questionnaire and schedule
(iv) qualitative and quantitative methods of research
(v) correlation and regression
Write a research report on any one of the following topics in about 3000 words.
1. Facebook friends. 50
2. Reverse migration of labour. 50
3. Healthcare system in contemporary times. 50
You can write this report based either on review of literature, or data collected from the primary
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.


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