Research Methodology Workshop in Social Sciences by Visva Bharti

A.K.Dasgupta Centre for Planning and Development, Visva-Bharati, is organizing Ten days Research Methodology Workshop in Social Sciences from 21st June to 30th June 2019. Apply by April 30.

Who can apply?

The Centre invites applications from research scholars and young faculty members from colleges, universities, who wish to deepen their understanding and enhance their skills in research work.

Course Overview:

Module 1:
  • When to use and how to use Quantitative and Qualitative data.
  • Understanding Qualitative Research, Basic principle of qualitative research… integration with subjects like anthropology, sociology & psychology.
  • Formulating research problems: qualitative vs quantitative methodologies their rationale.

Module 2:
  • Broad methods of target selection and sampling.
  • Qualitative methodologies & its rationale: Focus Groups vs Depth Interviews.
  • Variations in group settings: traditional, conflict, specialist, parallel, clinics, creative workshops.
  • Ethnographic processes, Case study methodologies, Grounded theories,
  • Ethnography and its uses.

Module 3:
  • Approaching different issues at different stages of product/service development cycle (Exploratory, Diagnostic, Evaluative researches).
  • Qualitative data collection process.
  • Qualitative research typologies and exploration.
  • Data collection for actionable insights.
  • Qualitative facilitation techniques.

Module 4:

  • Broad role of consultancy, New media scenarios like Internet, mobiles and their impact on qualitative research.
  • Emerging challenges of research: Fusion of qualitative & quantitative methods.
  • Data collection-limitations.

Module 5:

  • Content Analysis using the software.
  • Data Interpretation and writing of reports.
  • Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques: Analysis techniques using the software.

How to apply?

  • Applicants have to mail their soft copies of application mentioning their present status to  vbplanning46[at]
  • Applicants should mention their contact address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation.
  • No-objection from Institution/Department Head is needed.

Registration fee:
  • Rs.3700.
  • TA and accommodation will not be provided to the participants.

                    April 30, 2019.


Sri Daya Shankar Kushwaha

Ph- 09474644413 /09475983934

Email: daya1974[at]

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