One Week Short Term Course on “Research Methodology and Statistics”

A One Week Short Term Course on “Research Methodology and Statistics” (RMS-2016) was organized by the Department of Applied Sciences and Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh from 30th May 2016 to 04th June 2016. The course was aimed to introduce the concepts of research methodology and to enable the budding researchers and the professionals to develop statistical reasoning. It also aimed to familiarize the participants with softwares such as Statistica and SPSS. A great enthusiasm was observed from the participants’ side who came from different institutions across the region. The course was organized by Dr. Anju Singla (Principal Coordinator), Dr. N.M. Suri, Dr. Asha Gupta and Ms. Parul Mahajan (Co-Coordinators).
The course started with PEC anthem followed by the welcome address by Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Head, Applied Sciences Department. The course was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean and CEO, ISB, Mohali. Mr. Singh briefly summarized the evolution of research and emphasized to improve the quality of research by publishing papers in standardized journals.
The course comprised of 21 sessions which were highly informative and acquainted the participants with vast knowledge and provided them a practical exposure in applying the different tools and methods to their research problem. Experts from various institutions such as IITs, NITTTR, CSIO, PU, PEC etc. were invited to deliver talks on various topics like Introduction to Research Methodology, Literature Review and Data Collection, Literature Search and Plagiarism, Types of Research, Hypothesis Development and Testing, Descriptive Analysis, Correlation and Regression, ANOVA Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Report writing and Use of SPSS and Statistica software.
On the penultimate day, Dr Manoj K Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh gave a lecture on PhD Research – A Three Years Agenda. He pointed useful tips for completing research within the time frame and suggested to publish quality research papers in impact factor journals.
The Valedictory session was graced by Dr. Sanjeev Sofat, Deputy Director, PEC. The course was concluded with a formal vote of thanks by the coordinators.

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