About the Book :
This book introduces post-graduate students and researchers to the basics and techniques of research methods in English literature and language. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes the following topics: Definition, aims and objectives of research Materials and tools of research Background knowledge of the researcher Methods of research (i) Biography (ii) Bibliography and textual criticism (iii) Modern critical theories The literary thesis Bibliographical referencesThe book will be most useful for teachers, students, program administrators and researchers in their research work. It can be used as a basic text for research methodology paper in M.A. and M.Phil. and pre-Ph.D. courses.
1. Meaning and Objectives of Literary Research 2. Background Knowledge 3. Materials and Tools of Research 4. Methods of Research : Biography, History of Ideas and Technique 5. Methods of Research : Bibliography and Textual Criticism 6. Methods of Research : Critical Approaches and Theories 7. The Literary Thesis Bibliographical References
About the Author :
Dr. M.P. Sinha, a scholar of national repute, was Professor and Head, Department of English (19882002) in Kanpur University (now Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University). Besides publishing a good number of papers in reputed journals, he has chaired academic sessions in national and international seminars. His published books are W.B. Yeats: His Poetry and Politics and Major Trends in the Post-Independence: Indian English Fiction (co-authored with Dr. B.R. Agrawal).