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Online Ten Days Research Methodology Course


The ten-day online training programme on “Research Methodology in Social Science” for MPhil/PhD scholars was organised by ISID. The programme was sponsored by ICSSR. It was held online from March 8–18, 2021. The course covered various aspects of research methodology including research design, quantitative and qualitative methods, data preparation, and academic writing and interpretation. A total of 43 research students were selected on the basis of their academic discipline, research topic, gender, social background, and regional representation. The selected candidates belonged to diverse social science backgrounds such as economics, commerce, management, sociology, education, geography, political science, and social work. A total of 28 lectures were delivered excluding inaugural and valedictory sessions. Apart from subject experts from ISID, eminent academicians and specialists from reputed universities/institutes delivered lectures. The evaluation and valedictory sessions were presided over by Prof Nagesh Kumar and Prof M R Murty. At the end of the orientation programme, participants shared their overall assessment about the programme and Dr Rijesh proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted jointly by Dr Reji Joseph and Dr R Rijesh.



The programme lectures can be accessed from the following table  


SN.TitleResource Person
1Inaugural SessionProf. Pulin B. Nayak, Delhi School of Economics (DSE), Delhi
2Overview of Research MethodologyProf. D.K. Nauriyal, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R)
3The Shadow of Anti-foundationalism in the philosophy of sciences and social sciencesProf. Dhruv Raina, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
4Writing Synopsis/Research Proposal in Social Science ResearchDr. Minaketan Behra, JNU, Delhi
5Disaster Research: Invoking TransdisciplinarityProf. Amita Singh, NAPSIPAG Centre for Disaster Research, Delhi
6Eliminating Biasness of Scale, Triangulation & Validation of Data Prof. Mondira Dutta, Delhi
7Descriptive Statistical Methods in Social Science ResearchProf. M.H. Suryanarayana, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai
8Methodological Issues in Social SciencesDr. Sarbeswar Sahoo, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)
9Sociological ImaginationsProf. Surinder Jodhka, JNU, Delhi
10Un-Posed Questions in Urban ResearchProf. H. Ramachandran, ISID
11Copyright related Issues from a Researcher's PerspectiveProf. T.C. James, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Delhi
12ZOTERO: Digital RA (Research Assistant)Dr. D. Shyam Babu, Centre for Policy Studies (CPR), Delhi
13Large Scale DatabasesDr. Ajit Kumar Jha, ISID
14Epistemological Choices & Qualitative Research MethodsDr. Gurinder Kaur, CRRID, Chandigarh
15The ‘Costs’ of ‘Success’: Re-visiting the Knitwear Cluster of TiruppurProf. Padmini Swaminathan, Chennai
16Data Management & Analysis using SPSS Lecture 1 | Lecture 2Mr. K. Varghese, Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), JNU, Delhi
17Research Writing: Some Structural PrinciplesProf. Satish Verma, RBI-Chair, CRRID, Chandigarh
18Qualitative Aspects of Social Science ResearchProf. S. Srinivasa Rao, JNU, Delhi
19EthnographyProf. Nilika Mehrotra, JNU, Delhi
20Audio-Visual Media in Social ScienceProf. Seema Goyal, ISID
21Writing & Publication of Scientific PapersProf. Indrani Gupta, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi
22Introduction to "CMIE Prowess & Consumer Survey”Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. (CMIE), Mumbai
23Survey of Literature & Internet Resources for Social Science ResearchDr. Mitali Gupta, ISID
24Research Ethics & Academic IntegrityDr. Ramesh Yernagula & Ms Anshi, National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC), Delhi
25Interdisciplinary ResearchProf. Babu P. Remesh, Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD)
26Mixed Method ResearchDr. Sangeeta Ghosh, ISID
27Regression Analysis for Social ScienceDr. K. Seenaiah, ISID
28Time Series Econometrics using EViewsDr. Mahua Paul, ISID
29Panel Data Econometrics using RDr. Sanjaya Kumar Malik, ISID
30Valedictory SessionICSSR