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     Back Drop:

The institutions of higher learning in India are facing crucial challenge in creating, nurturing and maintaining the level of quality research especially in social science. The need of the hour is to develop a sound methodological base of research among the budding educationists and researchers to cope up with future challenges. A good research methodology is a key to sound research output. To operationalize this vision, there is need to train, reorient and reactivate the research scholars in the social science on research methodology.

     About the Workshop:

The current workshop is an effort to enrich the Research scholars in social science on research methodology. The research methodology course for Ph.D students in social science is expected to cover the basics of research methodology focusing on theoretical and practical inputs. Specifically the formulation of research problem, formulation of research hypothesis and testing of hypothesis, conducting literature review, data collection methods, selection of appropriate parametric or non-parametric statistical method for analysing data, and report writing. The present Workshop is a initiative sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research.


  • To enable the participants, define research problem, developing an approach to research problem and selection of suitable research design.
  • To impart capabilities for formulation and testing of hypothesis based on the nature of research.
  • To comprehend appropriateness of statistical software packages for analysing research data.
  • To enable the participants to understand report writing and writing research proposals.
  • To make aware the participants about latest trends in social science research discipline.

Dr. Madan Lal
Course Director
Tel: 0542-6701235(O) M: 9415204753
Dr. Rajkiran Prabhakar
Course Director
Tel: 0542-6701238 (O) M: 9450164975

ICSSR Workshop on Research Methodology for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences
Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005.
Email: rmicssr@fmsbhu.ac.in    |   URL: www.bhu.ac.in/fms/icssrRMW/

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