Research Methodology for Students of Social Sciences [Vol. One]




Volume One of Research Methodology comprises a well-detailed approach and clearly defined steps and notions to exploration work. It is written in a unique way and offers different methods of presentation to support the scholars. The book features subsequent areas of research, definition of Research, Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Identification of the Research Problem, Literature Review, Formulation of the Research Questions or Hypotheses, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Interpretation and Preparation of the Research Report. The book is very suitable to academicians, and upcoming scholars since it will act as a basis of reference for their work. The book is also advantageous as a text book in any of courses leading to the honour of the postgraduate degree in any college and university. The enthusiastic researchers wanting to gain thorough knowledge on research work will find this book a very valuable tool to their education.


Dr. Ndikaru wa Teresia is a well-known activist on environment and human rights issues in Kenya. He has made remarkable contribution to the rights of the oppressed people in Thika, Kenya. In September 14 1992 he led a mass demonstration of hundreds of people against KEL Factory which produced chemicals which were affecting people in Thika. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Legal Studies, and the Catholic Chaplain at The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi. Dr. Ndikaru was born in Kamirithu Village, Limuru, Kiambu, Kenya. He was educated at Kamandura Lower Primary School in Limuru-Kenya, Kigumba Intermediary Primary School, and Kihura Catholic Upper Primary School in Kigumba, Masindi-Uganda. He attended Queen of Apostles Seminary, Nairobi, for “O” and “A” levels. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pontifical University of Urbaniana, Rome-Italy; Master’s degree in Disaster Management from University of Nairobi, and PhD in Criminology from Kenyatta University. He is the Founder and Administrator of St Matia Mulumba Mission Hospital in Thika and administrator of KENGO/St Mulumba Environment Quality Assessment, which assessed environment pollution in Thika. Dr. Ndikaru is a prolific writer with several books to his name. He has authored Introduction to Disaster Management, Research Methodology (Volume One & Two), Crime Differentials in Nairobi Metropolitan Slum Areas, Introduction to Penology, Cry of the Oppressed, Pollution and Urban Life in Kenya, and The Slums Juvenile Delinquency in Kenya. He also co-authored with Waithaka Wahenya the book A Voice Unstilled, Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki. Dr. Ndikaru was for many years the editor of “Mwananchi Magazine”, owned and published by Kenya Episcopal Conference, “The Voice Newsletter”, published by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi, “Thika Ecumenical Newsletter”, which was owned and published by Anglican Church of Kenya, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and Catholic Church in Thika. He is widely published in reputable international, peer-reviewed and refereed journals.


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