Research Methdology Course

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Applications are called for the Three Day Workshop on “ ‘PSPP Software’ for Social Sciences Ph.D. Research Scholars” being organised by ICSSR-Southern Regional Centre at Mini
Conference Hall, ICSSR-SRC Guest House, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad from 19th to 21st March, 2018.
The last date for the submission of duly filled in application is
5th March , 2018 (Monday). The candidates who are interested to participate may download the application form from our Website i.e.,


1. The Social Sciences Ph.D. Research Scholars are eligible to apply for this workshop.

2. The Research Scholar who are registered for their Ph.D. from the 2015-16 Academic Year onwards are eligible to apply for this workshop. The Applicants need to enclose the Ph.D. Joining
Report along with the Application.

3. Research Scholar whose Ph.D. topic requires Quantitative tools and techniques for analysis of data are only eligible.

Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop:

  • 1.Conceptual Overview on Inferential Statistics

  • 2.Conceptual Overview on Descriptive Statistics

  • 3.Applied Research – Selection, Problem formulation; Sources, Methods and tools of data collection

  • 4.Software Lab – Measurement and Statistics, Introduction to Statistical Software’s, Demo of Statistics Software. Hands-on working with Statistics Software – Basic lab, and Intermediate lab exercises using software – Univariate and Bivariate tables

  • 5.Software lab – Using Advanced statistics, Testing of hypotheses and interpretation and discussion of tables, statistics. Multivariate statistics and Participants’ Presentations


1. A total of 30 Ph.D. Research Scholars would be selected from the States and Union Territories in Southern Region namely i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.

2. The aspects like representation of different Social Science Disciplines, Social Background, Gender, etc. shall also be taken into consideration while selecting the Candidates.

3. 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., 5th March, 2018).

4. 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.

5. Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory or otherwise the certificate shall not be issued.

6. The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience on PSPP Software.

Further assistance: please contact us at 040-27091524 and also e-mail at

Last date for Receipt of duly filled in Application is 5th March, 2018 (Monday).

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

Download Application Form