history and philosophy of social work
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Elective Questions for the MSW Students
Name of the Papers
I. Social Work Research & Statistical Method
II. Culture, Gender & Feminism in India
III. Social Legislation & Social Security
IV. Civil Society & NGO Management
V. Family & Child Welfare
VI. Rural & Urban Community Development
I. Social Work Research & Statistical Method:
Give an account of the differences in the quantitative & qualitative research?
Discuss the different steps in the formulation of research problem?
Explain briefly the use of different techniques of Sampling followed in Social Science Research?
Discuss the different methods of Data Collection with their merits & demerits in social science research?
What is participatory research? Discuss it meaning, scope & applications?
Monitoring & evaluation can improve the quality of research? Explain with suitable example?
Explain the merits &
-merits of mean, median & mode in statistical data analysis?
Distinguish between mean & standard deviation? Why standard deviation is a better measure of dispersion than mean deviation?
Discuss the quality of regression analysis in social science research?
What is “t” test? Discuss its utility in testing a hypothesis?
Discuss about scientific method? Briefly describe its nature & characteristics?
Briefly describe the salient principle of scientific method?
What do you mean by Research? Classify types of research?
bring out the role of welfare agencies in social work research?
II. Culture, Gender & Feminism in India:
Gender bias is a challenge to social harmony
Write down the causes of family dis-organization?
of body in media should be banned. Comment?
What do you mean by cultural constructs of gender & explain its dimension?
Gender bias is a challenge to women empowerment . comment?
Distinguish between gender & sexuality. What are its implications?
Examine the influence of culture on the status of women & patriarchy?
Define Gender production & reproduction?
Gender inequalities in
Discuss about gender theories?
III. Social Legislation & Social Security:
Discuss social justice as an essential basis of social legislation?
Social legislation is aiming to establish social justice , Explain?
Explain the features of the welfare states in the context of social work?
Explain social legislation in a welfare states?
Describe the fundamental profile/salient features of Indian Constitution?
Give a overview on the Indian Legal System?
What do you mean by social justice cell & Legal Aid?
Discuss the concepts of Civil Rights, Human rights & issues of social justice?
Discuss the changes affected by laws in regard to marriage, divorce & maintenance of spouses & children?
What are the laws protecting interest of women, children & weaker sections?
Discuss about Juvenile delinquency & juvenile justice Act?
Write down a short notes on concept of Public Interest Litigation (
What do you
social security. Discuss the concept, definition & objectives of social security?
What are the social security measures in India? What are its evolution & salient features?
What do you mean by
. What are the role of
in social security?
What are the social security measures for unemployment & old age in organized & unorganized sector?
Discuss the legislative provisions regarding provident fund, pension, gratuity & relevant provisions in industrial disputes act?
Discuss social security in “Unorganized Sector”?
IV. Civil society & NGO Management:
Define civil society and discuss the role of civil society organizations in addressing the problem of poverty?
Critically examine the emerging & changed attributes of voluntary action in India?
What are the models & approaches on voluntarism?
Critically examine the Govt.-
relationship in India?
Discuss the changing nature of voluntary action in different stages of development in India?
Explain the Gandhian approach of voluntarism?
Discuss the laws governing the voluntary organizations in India?
Discuss the various ethical standards & good practices in the management of
Explain the project cycle
a development programme?
action in different stages of development of society(post &
Briefly describe about funding agencies. Narrate types & patterns of funding?What are the emerging challenges & responses, role of professional social worker in voluntary action & organization?
V. Family & Child Welfare (elective):
What do you mean by family. Describe its importance & function for individual & social welfare.
Describe about Indian family. Narrate its characteristics, needs& problem impact?
What are the recent changes on Indian family?
Briefly discuss the causes of family disorganization & emerging problems?
What do you mean by crime. What are the problems & types of crime & causes of crime?
Give a brief idea about alcoholism & substance abuse?
What are the existing policies, laws & programmes related to family?
Discuss the evolution of social
practice in the area of family welfare?
Short notes on:
b. Crisis intervention
c. Social support & networking
d. Family life education
e. Family health
VI. Rural & Urban Community Development (elective):
1. Discuss the programme of target based & area based approach in community development?
2.. Discuss about
Raj system in India?
3. Five your personal outlook on the growth of slums, causes & consequences?What are the programmes for slum development?
4. Discuss about the concept of cooperation. What is the role of co-operative societies India?
5. What is the role of social worker in social change in rural & urban areas?
6. What do you mean by Community. Briefly describe the characteristics of rural & urban community?
7. What do you mean by
.Analyse different approaches of
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