Ten Days Research Methodology Course for M.Phil/Ph.D./PDF Scholars in Social Sciences

(ICSSR Sponsored) organised by

Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research

from 4th - 13th December, 2023

About the Programme:

Social Science Research is important for policy formulation aiming at enhancing socio-economic welfare. Identification of the problem, appropriate research design, understanding the inter-relationship between variables, knowledge about statistical tools is, therefore essential for finding solutions to the contemporary issues. In order to promote social science researches in the country, research trainings and capacity building of the young researchers is a continuous process. This enhances the young aspirants to undertake research studies and contribute to policy-making and knowledge creation.

The proposed training program intends to improve research skills and competence of young social scientists. The participants will be exposed to theories and practical application of the research methods and research tools used in social science researches. The programme will include lectures, field training, practical exercises (in SPSS), report writing and presentations. The training program predominantly follows the research methodology course guidelines of ICSSR, New Delhi.

Course Structure:

The Course follows ICSSR Guidelines. The tentative schedule of the course is appended.

Date

Time

Topic

4th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Introduction

 

11:30-13:00

Philosophy of research

 

14:00-15:30

Philosophy of Research-2

 

16:00-17:30

The concept of proof

5th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Concept of proof contd

 

11:30-13:00

Systamatic literature review

 

14:00-15:30

Systamatic literature review

 

16:00-17:30

The Idea of Word Cloud in Literature Review

6th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Operators in search optimization

 

11:30-13:00

Bibliography and its use in identifying gaps

 

14:00-15:30

How to use Mendlee for literature review

 

16:00-17:30

Scientific writing in social sciences

7th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Stating the problem statement

 

11:30:13:00

Objective(s) vs hypothesis

 

14:00-15:30

Data sources in social sciences

 

16:00-17:30

Measures of inequality

8th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Developing the questionnaire

 

11:30-13:00

Testing the different types of consistancies for an ideal questionnaire

 

14:00-15:30

Interview scheduel and focus group discussions

 

16:00-17:30

Interview schedules and focus group discussion (contd.)

9th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Types of data

 

11:30-13:00

Descriptive statistics in social sciences

 

14:00-15:30

Types of graphs and their uses

 

16:00-17:30

Types of correlation and their assumptions

10th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Content analysis

 

11:30-13:00

Content analysis (Contd.)

 

14:00-15:30

Introduction to Social Networks Analysis

 

16:00-17:30

Social Networks Analysis (continued)

11th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Introduction to text mining

 

11:30-13:00

Text mining (contd.)

 

14:00-15:30

Introduction of headonic pricing

 

16:00-17:30

Subjective/Objectivity in value proposition in headonic pricing

12th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

Scientific Writing

 

11:30-13:00

Scientific Writing

 

14:00-1530

Corellation vs causation

 

16:00-17:30

Introduction to Regression Analysis

13th December 2023

 

 

 

9:30-11:00

The Editor's view of a quality research article

 

11:30-13:00

Presentation(s)

 

14:00-15:30

Presentation(s)

 

16:00-17:30

Validictory Function

Eligibility Criteria:

The M.Phil/Ph.D./PDF scholars in Social Sciences registered in any Indian University/Institute can apply for the course.

Accommodation:

The Institute will provide accommodation to outstation participants.

Travel:

The Institute will thrive to provide traveling allowance @ II Class (Sitting)/Sleeper Class. This is subject to availability of funds.

How to apply:

 

Interested candidates are requested to register on the below link;

Register Yourself

 

Important Dates:

 

  Last date for the receipt of application form: 20th October, 2023

  Communication for selection: 1st November, 2023

  Programme Dates: 04- 13th December, 2023

 

Attendance is compulsory in all the sessions. Participation Certificate will be provided on successful completion of the course.

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For any queries, you may contact

Dr. Vachaspati Shukla (Course coordinator)

Email: vachaspatishukla@spiesr.ac.in. Mobile No.: +91 9106961538

OR

Dr. nachiket Gosavi (Course Coordinator)

Email: nachiket@spiesr.ac.in Mobile No.: +917229067140