FDP on Research Methodology
“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
The seven days FDP was organised on 16th May, 2016; with a view that
Business research has become a systematic enquiry with relevant data and information
to solve managerial and organizational problems. Hence the need for research methodology
training for the facilitators i.e. the faculty members has become a necessity in
The FDP was attended by 42 participants from five states. All of the participants
who attended this workshop were research scholars and faculty members who were directly
involved in research. The participants belonged to different streams and profession
and thus formed a heterogeneous group.
Session Wise summary
I The first session was
taken by Prof. B.P. Sharma, president-PAHER who introduced the basic of research
and its importance. He also discussed various parameters of research.
II The second session was taken
by Dr. Ajay Choudhary, Professor, Meera Girls College, discussed about research
design and process and problem formulation.
I The first session was
taken by Prof. Parmendra Dashora, Vice Chancellor, Kota University who discussed
on the process of research and the steps to be undertaken while pursuing research.
Apart from this Sampling design, Sampling techniques, probability and non-probability
sampling along with types and forms of hypothesis were discussed in detail.
By the discussion of Prof. Dashora, the participants could understand the difference
between testing and scaling using examples and the session ended with the discussion
on the various tools or instruments used for data collection and understanding the
tests they have to put through to validate the research process.
I Prof. Hemant Kothari,
Dean P.G., PAHER took a session on Review of Literature. He made his session lively
and gave important tips to do review. He also discussed and suggested many sites
from where the research papers may be downloaded and can learn to write paper. Apart
from this he also spoke on citation and reference.
II The post lunch session
was taken by Prof. Anil Kothari, FMS, MLSU. He discussed on sampling design and
measurement & scaling.
III Last session of the
day was taken by Mr. Ashish Adholia, Faculty Member, FMS, PAHER on data collection
methods and data preparation through excel.
I The day was began with
Mr. Shivoham Singh, Faculty Member, FMS, PAHER, discussed to how to prepare excel
to apply various tools to get better results. He took the session in the IT lab
and gave a practical exposure and at the end he satisfied the participants by providing
insight of their queries.
II The post lunch session
was taken by Dr. Hemant Trivedi, Freelancer. He discussed about hypothesis testing.
He also discussed about various parametric and non-parametric test.
I The session was started
by Dr. Hemendra Dangi, Associate Prof. from Delhi University on SPSS and the main
tests and tools being used to solve data like ANNOVA, T Test, F Test, Z Test, and
Multivariate etc. Dr. Dangi started his session by giving a brief summary of research
and thereafter he summarized about the various tests to be adopted for qualitative
and quantitative data and explained where a Chi square would apply and where a t-
test or Z- test or correlation should be used. He brought out the differences between
different scales and explained them with detailed examples. The session also discussed
the various methods in multivariate analysis and introduced the participants to
a gist of the dependence and interdependence methods under this technique.
II In the post lunch session
Dr. Dangi continued on SPSS and discussed Factor Analysis and gave them hands -
on experience using illustrative data. The participants tested for multi Co linearity
problem using the data and were exposed to the practical implications of factor
I Dr. Dangi discussed
about Multivariate Regression Analysis. Before proceeding on this topic the participants
were taught to understand the importance of test of normality and its implication
on Multivariate regression. He included exercise to make the participants understand
the concepts practically. Further he discussed the types of regression and illustrated
situations where each would be used.
Before he left Dr. Dangi answered all the queries raised by the participants.
I The last day of the
FDP, Prof. D.P.S. Verma, Professor, Delhi University, took a session on how to write
a report and what are the major points, highlights of a report was discussed by
him. He also gave tips to how to write a research paper and generate report.
Last but not the least the program was ended up with a valedictory session Dr. Subhash
Sharma, Convener read a report on the seven days schedule and Prof. Mahima Birla,
Dean Faculty of Management-PAHER University congratulated all the participants for
attending this program of seven days and spoke on the importance of this type of
program in life. She motivated participants to write research papers and read good
books and journals to upgrade themselves.
This was followed by a brief feedback session about the program in which the participants
who came from Jammu, Gujrat, Punjab and Haryana spoke very high of the program ,
arrangements, food and other facilities and also wish to come again and again for
a program like this.
The programme was co-ordinated by Dr. Subhash Sharma, Dr. Khushboo Sharma and Ms. Mansi Vyas.
Overall the program was a great success.