“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it” Albert Einstein”
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 today’s time. With this view seven days FDP was organised on 16.05.2016.
The seven days 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
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.
The second session was taken by Dr. Ajay Choudhary, Professor, Meera Girls College, discussed about research design and process and problem formulation
Second day, 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.
Day 3, 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.
The post lunch session was taken by Prof. Anil Kothari, FMS, MLSU. He discussed on sampling design and measurement & scaling.
Last session of the day was taken by Mr. Ashish Adholia, Faculty Member, FMS, PAHER on data collection methods and data preparation through excel
Day 4 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.
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.
Day 5 & 6, 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.
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 analysis.
Next day i.e. 6th day 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/
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.