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R M Workshop

ICSSR Sponsored Seven Days’ National Workshop on Methodology of Social Science Research

19-25 June 2017

Introduction

Professional Social Work in India is in dearth of research based knowledge. There are ideal villages, social reformers, great social workers, social activists, social work practitioners and academicians in social work profession in India. Still their contribution towards to social work literature is negligible. The lack of social work literature in India is mainly due to the lack of knowledge and expertise of young professionals in social work research. One of the main reasons for the lack of professional status for social work in India is poor attention given to the production of research based knowledge and skill base. Even if there is a paper on research methodology at the Masters’ level, it is inadequate to introduce the interesting aspects of social work research to the social work students. The wide range of topics covered in the research paper within a short span of one semester creates fear and anxiety among the students’ community. Maharashtra state has 65 schools of social work and annually around 2500 social work professionals are graduated from these institutions. If many of them get an opportunity to undergo an advanced  certificate course on research methodology, so much research based knowledge base that are locally and culturally relevant will be created. A serious study of the research methodology is essential for scholars who aspire for M Phil and Ph D.

Presently social work educators are very much encouraged to complete their doctoral research to secure smooth career advancement. The certificate course on research methodology will equip them to undertake doctoral level research without any fear or anxiety.

CSRD Institute of Social Work and Research has completed 50 years of providing social work education to the nation. The Institute has become a research centre since 1991. Several scholars have completed their doctoral degree from this Institute. However, the proportion of researchers from this Institute is comparatively very low. The introduction of the advanced certificate course on research methodology would help increase the proportion of research scholars from this pioneer institute in rural development and extension.

Seven days’ research methodology workshop sponsored by ICSSR was conducted at on 19 to 25 July 2017 to give the social work educators as well as the student social workers ample space to learn the subject in depth. Altogether 16 research scholars registered and attended the workshop. Prof. Ravindra Jaybhay, Officer on Special Duty, Research, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Prof. Praveen Saptarshi, Professor Emiritus, Department of Environmental Science, SPPU attended the inaugural session of the workshop on 19th June 2017.

b) Selection of the participants

Participants of the workshop were selected from among the research scholars who have registered for Ph D or M Phil or those who intend to do their Ph D. Participation of research scholars in social sciences was encouraged. Residential facility was provided to out of state participants. Attempt was made to include participants from different parts of the county.

c) The course content and the resource persons

Resource persons & topics covered

SN Resource persons Topics Nos of Sessions
1 Dr. Ravindra Jaybhay Current issues in Social Science Research 1
2 Dr. Praveen Saptarshi Conceptualising social research 1
3 Dr. Suresh Pathare Objectives, expectations & goal setting;

Qualitative research: design, methods and tools

3
4 Dr. GD Londhe Problem formulation & identifying research problem;

Literature review;

Proposal writing – practical;

Organising chapters & report writing;

Sharing & presentation of students

5
5 Dr. Jaimon Varghese Scope of research, framing objectives, hypothesis & research questions;

Participatory & action research;

Practical session:  research design

3
6 Dr. Maya Unde How to write research proposal 1
7 Dr. Pritam Bedarkar Experimental research design;

Practical session on tool designing;

Introduction to statistics & SPSS

8
8 Dr. SB Iyyer Research funding 1
9 Dr. Ramesh Pathare Advanced statistics for research 2
10 Dr. Shitole Valedictory address 1
  Total sessions   26

The session wise details of the 7 days’ research methodology workshop in brief

Sessions Time Particulars Resource Person
Day 1:          19th June 2017      Monday: What is social science research?  
09.00 to 10.00 Registration and Breakfast
1 10.00 to 11.30 Inaugural session: Soc Science Res. Dr. Ravindra Jaybhay
2 11.45 to 01.30 Conceptualising social research Dr. Praveen Saptarshi
3 02.30 to 03.30 Objectives, expectations & goal setting Dr. Suresh Pathare &
Dr. Jaimon Varghese
4 03.45 to 05.30 Problem formulation & identifying research problem Dr. GD Londhe
Day 2:         20th June 2017      Tuesday: Components of research  
5 09.30 to 11.15 Scope of research, framing objectives, hypothesis & research questions Dr. Suresh Pathare &
Dr. Jaimon Varghese
6 11.30 to 01.30
7 02.30 to 04.00 Participatory & action research Dr. Jaimon Varghese
8 04.15 to 05.30 Practical session:  research design Dr. Jaimon Varghese
Day 3:          21st June 2017     Wednesday: Research process  
9 09.30 to 11.15 Qualitative research: design, methods and tools Dr. Venkat Pulla &
Dr. Suresh Pathare
10 11.30 to 01.30 How to write research proposal Dr. Maya Unde
11 02.30 to 04.00 Quantitative research: design, methods and tools Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
12 04.15 to 05.30 Literature review Dr. GD Londhe
Day 4:          22nd June 2017    Thursday: Emerging areas  
13 09.30 to 11.15 Experimental research design Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
14 11.30 to 01.30 Proposal writing – practical Dr. GD Londhe
15 02.30 to 04.00 Introduction to statistics & SPSS Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
16 04.15 to 05.30 Practical session on tool designing Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
Day 5:          23rd June 2017          Friday: Statistics & computer application  
17 09.30 to 11.15 Research funding Dr. SB Iyyer
18 11.30 to 01.30 Introduction to statistics & SPSS Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
19 02.30 to 04.00 Introduction to statistics & SPSS Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
20 04.15 to 05.30 Introduction to statistics & SPSS Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
Day 6:          24th June 2017          Statistics and computer application  
21 09.30 to 11.15 Introduction to statistics & SPSS Dr. Pritam Bedarkar
22 11.30 to 01.30 Advanced statistics for research Dr. Ramesh Pathare
23 02.30 to 04.00 Advanced statistics for research Dr. Ramesh Pathare
24 04.15 to 05.30 Organising chapters & report writing Dr. GD Londhe
Day 7:          25thJune 2017          Sunday: Report writing  
25 09.30 to 11.15 Sharing & presentation of students Dr. GD Londhe
26 11.30 to 01.30 Valedictory address Dr. Shitole