About the BookThis book covers the syllabi prescribed by Indian Universities at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Sociology in the paper concerned with Sociological Methods and Techniques, Social Survey and Research. After analysing the Nature of Sociology and Social Phenomena; Fact, Theory and Concept, the book describes, discusses and evaluates Sociological Data; Social Research; Historical Method and Techniques of Sociological Research including Observation; Experiment; Case Study; Social Survey; Mailed Questionnaire; The Schedule; Rating Scales and Sociometry and Calling Interview. In Social Research separate chapters have been devoted to Identification of Problem of Research; Review of Related Literature; Formulation of Hypothesis; Research Design and Investigation; Sampling and Census Investigation. In the end, there are chapters on Content Analysis; Formulation of Generalisations; Objectivity in Social Research; The Research Report; Inter-Disciplinary Approach; Social Research, Survey and Book-Keeping in India and Statistics in Sociology. While each chapter has been written in an analytical style, matter has been drawn from standard books. Questions actually asked in University examinations have been given at the end of each chapter for exercise for examinations. An attempt has been made to use simple language avoiding technical jargon as much as possible. Tables and Figures have been used to facilitate understanding. Thus, the author has left no stone unturned to make this book an ideal textbook for the students and reference work for the teachers.About the Author/sDR. RAJENDRA K. SHARMA M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., U.G.C. Research Fellow; Ph.D., LMI: Indian Sociological Society and Uttar Pradesh Samaj Shashtra Parishad, is the author of dozens of papers and books on Sociology both in Hindi and English. Dr. Sharma has utilised his vast experience of teaching sociology to University students for presenting ideal textbooks on almost all the papers taught in this subject at Indian Universities.