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Course Code : MEC-09
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Year : 2013 Views: 1003 Submitted By : MOHIT SIROHI On 06th March, 2013

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MEC-009: RESEARCH METHODS IN ECONOMICS

Assignment

Course Code: MEC-009

Assignment Code: MEC-009/TMA/2012-13

Maximum Marks: 100

Note: Answer all the questions. While questions in Section A carry 20 marks each (to be

answered in about 500 words each) those in Section B carry 12 marks each (to be answered

in about 300 words each). In the case of numerical questions word limits do not apply.

Section A

1. State the basic rules of formal reasoning. Explain with examples the role of logical

reasoning in the formulation of a research proposal.

2. What is meant by social sector? Identify the various agencies involved in compilation

of data on different aspects of social sector. Which concepts are used in collection of

data on social sector?

Section B

3. Explain with diagram the difference between log-linear models and semi log linear

models. State the different steps involved in estimation of parameters of log linear

models. Give examples in support of your answer.

4. What do you mean by ‘smoothing’? State the steps involved in smoothing of time

series data.

5. What do you mean by the term ‘inequality’? State the relationship between Lorenz

Curve and Gini Coefficient as measures of inequality.

6. Identify the various steps involved in organising field work for a research study.

7. Make a distinction between any three of the following:

(i) Induction and Deduction

(ii) Epistemology and Ontology

(iii) Research Methods and Research Methodology

(iv) Roles of Planning Commission and Finance Commission


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