Research Methdology Course

Notification :

The Centre is going to conduct a Seven Day Workshop on “Research Methodology Course for SC/ST PhD Students in Social Sciences” in collaboration with Dept. of Commerce, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu from 25th February to 3rd March 2019. The candidates who are interested to participate may download the application form from our Website i.e., and

Guide Lines :

1. The Social Sciences Ph.D. Research Scholars from Universities /Institutions are eligible to apply for this workshop from Southern Region (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry)
2. The Research Scholar who is registered for their Ph.D. from the Academic Year 2015-16 onwards and those who have completed Course work examination / Part I are eligible to apply for this workshop. The Applicants are supposed to enclose Course completion / Part I memo issued by competent authority along with theapplication.
Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:
1. Introduction to Social Science Research
2. Methodological Perspectives in Social Science Research
3. Steps in Research Process: Formulation and Planning
4. Concepts in Research: Variables, Attributes, Hypothesis, Types of Hypotheses, Formulation of Hypothesis, Testing Hypothesis
5. Research Design: Types and Methods
6. Methods of Qualitative & Quantitative Research
7. Mixed Methods in Social Science Research
8. Sampling: Techniques and Methods
9. Descriptive and Inferential Statistical Analysis Using IBM SPSS
10. Report Writing and Referencing
11. Feminist Methodology
12. Sub-altern Studies and Implications for Social Science Research in India
13. Methodological Issues in Contemporary Social Science Research
14. Data Sources, e-resources
15. Plagiarism - What is it? And How to Avoid it

1. A total of 30 (20 Outstation and 10 Tamil Nadu) Ph.D. Research Scholars would be selected from the States and Union Territories in Southern Region namely i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.
2. Out of total 30 participants, 20 participants from SC Community and 10 Participants from ST Community will be selected for the Workshop.
3. The aspects like representation of different Social Science Disciplines,Social Background, Gender, etc. shall also be taken into consideration while selecting the Candidates.
4. The applicants need to send the duly filled scanned copy of the application to our email as an advance copy. Besides this, the applicants also need to send the hard copy of the application along with requisite documents through the register/speed post so as to reach our office on or before the last date (i.e.,20.2.2019)
5. The Selected Outstation candidates will be provided with free accommodation and food during the workshop period. The Outstation participants will be reimbursed with the Sleeper Class Train (No Tatkal) fares/ Non A.C Bus fares (Govt.) in shortest routes. However, the fellowship holders are not entitled to availing TA reimbursement.
6. Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory or otherwise the certificate shall not be issued.
7. The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience

Further assistance: please contact us at The Co-convener, ICSSRWorkshop on Research Methodology, Department of Commerce,Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641 046; Phone:0422-2428324 & 2428327 and also e-mail at

Last date for Receipt of duly filled in Application is 20.2.2019

The Honorary Director
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Southern Regional Centre
Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007

Download Application Form