Indian Social Institute, Bangalore is organising a Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for researchers, lecturers and NGO personnel.
Social research is a scientific understanding of the social realities. It aims at discovering new facts and verifying old facts, their interrelationships and causal explanations.
To be effective in the field, knowledge of research is highly desirable. It helps to understand whether the services provided to the community are effective. Social research analyses the society and finds causes of social problems and indicates the direction for change.
Research is a learnt process. One can master it through training. The researcher learns how to ask questions and arrive at answers. Research develops critical thinking, an analytical mind and a disciplined approach to the study of social problems. The Researcher develops objectivity and a research mindedness.
Though the importance of research is understood by those who are in the field of development, there are few courses that are available for them. This course aims at filling such a gap.
1. Understanding of the social realities.
2. Basics of research – problem formulation to developing instruments of data collection –analysis of data.
3. Report writing skills.
1. Class room lectures
2. Field Visits
The course is meant for any person who is interested in research and has research mindedness. Work experience in the field of development will be an added advantage. The participant should be a graduate and has a working knowledge of English. The number of seats available for this course is 25. The course is in English.
Resource Persons have extensive experience in field based research, teaching and are drawn from the internal resources of the Institute and from the University.
September 23 – October 7, 2009 - Part I
October 8 – October 28, 2009 - Field work Data collection
October 29 – November 12, 2009 - Part II
Duration: 6 Weeks
Registration Fee: Rs. 500.00
Course Fee : Rs. 10000.00
Venue : Indian Social Institute, 24, Benson Road, Bangalore 560 046 (Tel. 23536189 / 23536960)
The course fee covers course material, shared accommodation, food and field visit.
Kindly pass on this information among interested persons. The last date for applying is 30th August 2009.
Apply to: Head of Research Unit, Indian Social Institute, 24, Benson Road, Bangalore 560 046 or
Registration fee is to be sent as D.D drawn in favour of Indian Social Institute, Bangalore. For further details contact Ms. Lakshmi by