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Prof. V. Yoga Jyotsna, Dept. of Political Science, Koti Women’s College, Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad had delivered a Lecture on Types of Research: Historical, Analytical, Interdisciplinary, Evaluative, Participative and Action Research. The main topics review by her were theResearch: Speculation Vs Science, Logical Positivism, Post-Empiricism, Two Approaches To S S Research : Scientific Empirical Method, Naturalistic Phenomenological Method, WHAT IS Research?, Comparative, Desrciptive, Analytical/ Correlation, Interdisciplinary, Evaluative, Action & Participative, Ethnogenic, Feminist, Cultural, Mixed Methods: Interdisciplinary, Purposive Research, Socially Relevant.
Session III:

Prof. V. Yoga Jyotsna, Dept. of Political Science, Koti Women’s College, Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad had delivered a Lecture on Steps in the Process of Research- Problem Selection, Formulation and Planning: How to write a Abstract, Synopsis and Research Proposal. The main topics review by her were the Steps In The Process Of Research, Definition, Process: Identification Of Problem, Statement Of Problem, Division Into Sub-Problems, Formulation Of Hypothesis/ Questions, Data Collection, Analysis Of Data Conclusions, Identification Of Further Problems, Statement Of Problem, Division Into Sub-Problems, Recommendations/ Policy Prescriptions , Research Proposal, Proposal: Hypothesis: An Informed Speculation, Which Is Set Up To Be Tested, About The Possible Relationship Between Two Or More Variables, Variable: Dependent-One That Is Influenced By Another, Independent Variable- One That Has A Causal Impact On Another, Synopsis And Abstract Writing- Summary / Pressey Writing.

Session IV:

Dr. Jayasree, IPE, Osmania University, Hyderabad had delivered a lecture on Types of Research Design: Exploratory, Diagnostic, Descriptive. The main topics review by her were the Essence of Research design, What is a research design?, Components in research design, Research design classification, Differences between exploratory and conclusive research, Conclusive research, Descriptive research, Six Ws to descriptive research, Cross sectional designs, Longitudinal designs, Causal research, The other components of RD, Sources of errors.
Day: 27th August, 2013
Session I:
Dr. Ravindranath K. Murthy, Dept. of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on Types of Research Design: Experimental; Control Group &Experimental Group; Ex-Post Facto Research Design on 27th March, 2013. The topics discussed included Research, Research Design, Involves the following, Types of Research, Quantitative, Non Experimental, Qualitative, Involves: Plan of writing the research report and Research Design.
Session II:
Prof. C. Beena, Honorary Director ICSSR – SRC and Workshop Director had delivered lecture on Concepts in Research: Variables, Attributes, Hypotheses: Concept & Types of Hypotheses, Formulation of Hypothesis, Testing of Hypothesis on 27th August, 2013. The topics included are Social Science follows Scientific Approach. Comprises of following Attributes, Variables: Independent Variables, Dependent Variables, Interviewing Variables, What is a Theory, Hypothesis, Theory & Hypothesis, Formulation of Hypothesis, Hypothesis formulation involves, Characteristics of a Good Hypothesis, Types of Hypotheses: Positive Hypotheses,Negative Hypotheses, Null Hypotheses / Zero Hypotheses, Alternative Hypotheses (H1), Directional Hypothesis, Non-directional Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis (H0), One tailed test, Significance Level, Test statistics, Two tailed test, Type-I error and Type-II error.

Session III:
Prof. S.V. Satyanarayana, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Osmania University, Hyderabad had delivered lecture on Universe, Nature & Types of Sampling: Probability Sampling: Non-Probability Samplingon 27th August, 2013. The topics included are sampling, data collection and pilot study, sampling, sampling terminology, principles of sampling, types of sampling, summarizing data and pilot study, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, measures of central location or tendency, objectives of average, requisites of a good average, the mean (average value), limitations of mean, weighted arithmetic mean, median, mathematical property of median, mode, dispersion, importance of measures of variation, methods, variance and standard deviation, interpretation and use of SD, coefficient of variation, skewed distributions, sampling distribution, central limit theorem and interpretation.
Session IV:
Prof. Pushpa Mary Rani, Dept. of Sociology, Osmania University, Hyderabad

had delivered lecture on Field study on 27th August, 2013. The Main Topics included are What is Research?, Functions of Social Science Research, Types and Methods of Research, Experimental Research, Analytical Study, Historical Research, Survey, Field Studies, Types Field Studies, Anthropological Studies, Quantiativie Field Studies, Steps in Field Study: Preliminary Planning, The Scouting Expedition, Formulation of Research Design, Pre-Testing the instrument and procedures, Field Operation and Analysis of materials, Advantages, Usefulness.


Day: 28th August, 2013
Session I & II:
Prof. S.F. Chandra Shekar, Shivashivani Institute of Management, Kompally, Secunderabad – 500 017 had delivered lecture on Tool of Data Collection: Primary & Secondary - Questionnaire, Types and Formats; Schedule, Interview and Observationon 28th August, 2013. The Main Topics included are Types of questionnaire: Structured questionnaire, Unstructured questionnaire, Mixed questionnaire, Pictorial questionnaire, Open and Close Ended Questions, Examples of Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions, Close-Ended Questions, Examples of close-ended questions, When These Questions Are Used, Observation Methods, Advantages and disadvantages of observation, Disadvantages of Observation, A Study of Employees and Supervisory Attitudes, Part A: Profile, Part B : Alienation, Part C : Interpersonal Relations, Part D : Job Satisfaction


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Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary, Director, Aegis, Global Academy, Institute of Customer Experience Management, Essar House, #05, Ammankulam Road, P.N Palayam, Coimbatore – 641 037 had delivered lecture on Case Study Method, Content analysis on 28th August, 2013.


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Prof. Shiva Prasad, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 046 had delivered lecture on Ethnographical Perspective, Phenomenological Perspective, Ethnomethodological Perspective on 28th August, 2013.
Day: 30th August, 2013
Session I:
Prof. S. Sudarshan Rao (Retd), ICSSR, New Delhi Fellow, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad had delivered a Lecture on Citation Standards on 30th August, 2013. The main topics review by him were the What is Citation?, Citation Standards, Deviations in Citing, Why Deviations in Citing?, Commonly used abbreviations in Citations, Commonly used abbreviations in Citations, Commonly used abbreviations in Citations, Content of Style Sheets, Style Manuals, Subject Style Manuals, The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (6thed.) July 2010, APA Style Guide to Electronic References (6th rev. ed.), Style Manual Rationale, Style Manual Caveats, Research Inaccuracies, Major use of Citations, In-Text Citations, 2 Authors: In-Text citation, 3-5 Authors: In-Text citation, Several authors : In-Text, Group Author / Corporate Body: In-Text, Direct quote in-text, No author Citation : In-Text, Personal communication: In-Text, Reference List , Each Reference List Entry, Reference List Order, Sample book citation, Book Excerpt, Reference List: Online Publication, Online Publication Sample, Periodical: Non-English Title, Citing a Source that is not read, Using Quotations , Dos and Don’ts of Citing.
Session II:
Dr. Madhavi Lata, Centre for Neural & Cognitive Science, Science Complex, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad had delivered a Lecture on Rating Scales: Osgood, Bogardus, Rating Scales: Thurston; Likert;Guttman on 30th August, 2013. The main topics review by her were the Measurement and Scaling, Variables, Levels of Measurements, Steven’s scale types, Nominal and Ordinal Scales, Interval and Ratio scales, Categories of Scales, Types of Scales, Likert Scales, Summative Ratings, Summative Likert Scales, Semantic Differential Scales, Magnitude Scaling, Thurston Scales, Guttman Scales, How Does Respondent Use?, Scale Construction, Item Construction, Item Writing, Sources of Error, Assessing Instruments, Types of Validity, Types of Reliability, Practicality.
Session III & IV
Dr. Ravindranath K. Murthy, Dept. of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad delivered two sessions on Descriptive Statistics: Measurement of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Skewness, Kurtosis, Regression and Correlation and measurement and Statistical Inference: Point and interval estimates, Parametric and Non Parametric Test (Chi-Square, Test of Differences, Significance and Freedom) Analysis of Variance and Co-Variance: One way and two way classification on 30th August, 2013.
Day: 31st August, 2013
Session I – IV
Dr. Ravindranath K. Murthy, Dept. of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad delivered two sessions on Introduction to IBM SPSS; Data Analysis using IBM SPSS Version 20 on 31st August, 2013.The first and second session focused on understanding the IBM SPSS Software Version 20.0. A live demonstration of the software was given to the participants in this session. The different features of the software; The features of the data view and the variable view were demonstrated to the participants using the software. The steps of data entry processes, was also explained to them using a hypothetical created data. The importance and significance of the data cleansing process was also emphasized before subjecting the data to any statistical analysis .
The Third and Fourth session Data Analysis using IBM SPSS version 20.0 focused on demonstrating different Parametric and Non Parametric Inferential statistics using IBM SPSS software. Computation of different Descriptive Statistics – Measures of central tendencies and measures of variation, and Inferential Statistics- Parametric and Non parametric Statistics was done using the software. A conceptual knowledge of ‘ t’ test, different types of ‘t’ test, Concept of Chi- Square, and Concept of ANOVA was also explained to the participants, before demonstrating it using IBM SPSS. The participants were helped with identifying the correct inferential statistical technique, on the data collected by them, and doing it using the SPSS software. The participants were also given skills in interpreting the output of the analysis done using the software
Day: 2nd September, 2013
Session I :
Prof. Padmaja Shaw had delivered a lecture on Proposal Writing: References in Proposal Writing (Style Sheet). The Main topics included are: How to Write a Dissertation Proposal, What is a thesis?, Chapterization, The Proposal, What is the proposal for?, Is the proposal final?, What should it contain?, Overview of the research, Research questions, Review of literature, Pitfalls, Tips for Review – 1, Tips for Review – 2, Methodology, Referencing and bibliography, What to avoid, Quality of your work depends on, Methodology.
Session II:
Dr. I. Ramabrahmam, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad had delivered a lecture on How to write an Academic Research Paper. The Main topics included are Research Report Writing, Learning Outcomes, Contents: Written Report, Short Research Paper/Journal Article, Referencing, Research Ethics, Discussion Questions, Suggested Readings, Written Report, Research Report Writing, Written Report Format, Short Research Paper/Journal Article, Steps in Short Research Paper, Referencing, American Psychological Association (APA), Research Ethics, Guidelines for Research Ethics, Discussion Questions.
Session III & IV: Abstract / Synopsis Proposal Presentations and Report Presentations


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