Research methodology training course held in NU
Dimapur, Nov. 25 (EMN): The department of Teacher Education at Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Meriema conducted a 10-day ‘Research Methodology Training Course for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences’ from November 14 to the 23rd at the university. The programme was sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
An update from the university’s dept. of Teacher Education informed that the main objective of the workshop was to give research scholars exposure on research methodology and data analysis and “to create opportunities for participants to interact and clarify doubts on research related issues from the resource persons.”
“Different topics of research methodology were taught through different pedagogical tools like lectures, hands-on training on computer software, assignments to write research proposal, designing instrument for data collection and field work for data collection. The participants were required to make presentations and submit a report at the end of the workshop,” read the press release.
The training programme was conducted to build up knowledge for young researchers and scholars in areas like nature of scientific methods and its application to education and nature, importance and scope of educational research; review of related literature; concepts in research: variables, attributes; observation, case study method; document or content analysis etc.
The update from NU informed that more than 150 people from across India applied for the workshop but only the organising committee selected only 33 candidates based on the stream, merit-wise and category-wise. As per ICSSR norms, only 30 can participate with limitations of 10 each from outside the state, within the state and within the campus or university. Candidates from several universities of states like host Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur and Madhya Pradesh attended the workshop which was conducted by 19 resource persons (three from outside the state, three within the state and 13 within the campus).