A two days Faculty Development Program on“Research Methods and Data Analysis Tools” held on 15-16 November 2014 at our campus. The main objective of this program was to inculcate the clarity of fundamental concepts of research to the PhD scholars. A Total of 51 scholars participated in this program. Out of this, 17 scholars were from our University and remaining 34 scholars from other Institutes/Universities. The participation fee was Rs 2000/- per participant. In the beginning, though we wanted to accommodate only 40 participants, however owing to intense response of the scholars we had to accommodate 51 scholars in this program.
On the first day, inaugural of the event was graced by Hon’ble PVC madam Prof (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee, Prof Emeritus Dr R.C. Sharma, Dr Bhavna Adhikari, Dy-Dean Academics and Dr Vikas Madhkar, Dy-Director - Amity Business School . Dr Neeraj Kaushik, Associate Professor, NIT Kurukshetra was the faculty for the first day. He covered many important topics mainly including types of research design,measurement and scales, data editing and introduction to various parametric and non-parametric statistical tools etc on the first day. All participants were greatly benefited by his expert delivery. He was appreciated a lot by all participants.
On the second day, Dr Hemant Sharma, Professor,ABS, AUH Gurgaon was the faculty members. He, apart from discussing the exploratory data analysis, covered many important statistical tools to be used in research frequently. He mainly discussed hypothesis testing, student’st-test, ANOVA, simple and multiple regression and factor analysis etc. These all tools were demonstrated using SPSS software package. All participants gained a lot from him and wished to be part of such kind of programs in future as well. They all left with a lot of learning.
This program was highly successful in terms of participation and learning.