Aligarh April 16 - A Short Term Course on Research Methodology and Computer Applications for the Research Scholars of Social Science Faculty organized by the UGC Academic Staff College of A.M.U., concluded here at the Audio Visual Hall of the Faculty. 78participants were benefitted by the six-day workshop where resource persons of various disciplines delivered lectures on various components of research methods such as sampling techniques, survey methods, research plan, research design, understanding statistics and designing questionnaires, using SPSS for data analysis, E-resources in research, ethical standards, test standardization, statistical techniques, etc.
Professor Anwar JahanZuberi, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences encouraged the participants by handing them participation certificates. Speaking at the programme Professor A. R. Kidwai, Director Academic Staff College, AMU urged the course participants to continue to strive for keeping abreast with new techniques in computer applications for modern research methodology. Professor Akbar Hussain, Department of Psychology, AMU said as Course Coordinator that this course was conceptualized owing to the crucial nature of scientific research methodology in reducing bias in research observations and result evaluation due to which it has become one of the compulsory courses for the research scholars since 2009-2010. He expressed his gratitude to the Dean, Faculty of social Sciences for positive support and the Director and staff of the UGC-ASC, AMU for full cooperation in running the course. Dr. Faiza Abbasi, ASC Faculty, conducted the programme.