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




Volume Two of Research Methodology is comprised of a well-detailed method and clearly defined steps and concepts to survey work. It is written in a distinctive way and offers different methods of exhibition to support the researchers. The book features subsequent areas of study: Meaning of Questionnaire, Administering the Questionnaires, meaning of Interview, definition of Interview, The Process of Interview, Types of Interview, The Purpose of Social Surveys, Technical Ways of Social Surveys, Meaning of Sociometry, Relevance of Sociometry, The Sociometry Methods, The Measures of Validity and Reliability, The Strategies for Testing validity, Internal Validity and External Validity, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Discussion of Results, and Writing Analysis Reports. The book is very suitable to lecturers, students, and upcoming researchers since it will act as a foundation of reference for their work. The book is also valuable as a manuscript book in any of courses leading to the honour of the postgraduate degree in any college and university.

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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