5th National Research Methodology Workshop
Around eighty academicians mostly faculty members, research scholars and students stepped up to take part in the four days national research methodology workshop organized by Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior during 29 August to September 1, 2013. To increase the contribution of Indians in research worldwide and to develop deeper understanding in the field of management the director of the institute started organizing research methodology workshop five years back. In continuation of the same 5th workshop was the next milestone in advance learning of data analysis which was coordinated by Dr. Garima Mathur under the guidance of esteemed director Dr. S.S. Bhakar. It was conducted to acquaint faculty, research scholars and students with various steps, techniques, methodology, and review of literature, statistical techniques and writing of research paper.
The workshop began with the inaugural ceremony on 28th Aug, 2013. Chief Guest Shri C. K. Singh, GM (HR/Comm.), Marvel Vinyls Ltd., Malanpur, Guest of Honour Dr. Deepali Singh, Professor ABV-IIITM, Gwalior inaugurated the workshop by lightening the lamp. Prof. Deepali Singh was felicitated for her contribution in the field research which was followed by rigorous ‘learning by doing’ sessions.
The workshop started with the session on research process including problem designing, framing objectives, data collection sources, tools and techniques. Also the session focused on knowledge of Plagiarism and how it can be avoided by the only resource person Dr. S.S. Bhakar. Second session was practical session on data tabulation, filtration and learnt the descriptive statistics, reliability and validity tools which was carried out by the same resource person in lab using PASW software. It was facilitated with the practical sessions of hypothesis testing, parametric and non parametric tools, analysis of variance- univariate, bivariate as well as analysis of co variances, statistics of regression including bivariate, multivariate and mediation models in addition to exploratory factor analysis were detailed in addition to discriminant analysis and cluster analysis, and Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
In all we developed 19 papers in this research methodology workshop. The papers written have to be edited by editorial board under the guidance of Dr. S. S. Bhakar and will be published in an edited book.
The workshop ended with the valedictory session where Chief Guest- Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Unit Head, Crompton Greaves, Malanpur congratulated the organizers and Guest of Honor- Mr. Santosh Pathak (HR Manager), SRF Ltd. Malanpur addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of research in higher education for augmentation and enrichment of knowledge.