Orientation Programme on Research Methodology

Orientation programme on Research Methodology in Social Science for Research Scholars

M. P. Institute of Social Science Research

(Autonomous Institute of ICSSR,

Ministry of Education,

Govt. of India and Govt. of Madhya Pradesh)

6, Professor Ramsakha Gautam Marg, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, UJJAIN (MP)

Phone: 0734-2510978,

E-mail: [email protected], Web: www.mpissr.org

Orientation Programme on Research Methodology in Social Science for Research Scholars(29 January to 2 February, 2024)Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi


Social science research in India is passing through a transitional phase. The earlier methodological paradigm in social sciences developed by the western scholars and adapted by the social scientists in India are being questioned by the Indian scholars as the epistemological/ methodological bases are not relevant enough to unfold complex facts of social reality prevailing in Indian social scene.

It is therefore, need of the hour to analyse our traditional epistemological bases and think over alternative methodological ways to understand social reality in India.

In contemporary social science research scenario most of the macro level research is undertaken by quantitative methods keeping in view the vast geographical spread and large population of the country.

On the other hand, micro issues are studied with the help of qualitative tools with very limited scope and their validity, reliability is very often questioned as it is very difficult to generalise their findings in a heterogeneous country like India.

Therefore, there is a need to maintain a balance between macro and micro level research with appropriate methods to understand our Indian society in a better way.

It has been observed that many researchers in India could not produce quality research output because they do not have the orientation to use relevant methods or do not have proper skill to analyse the data collected by them.

The problem has further been aggravated by lack of opportunities for the social researchers to refine their methodological understanding and to get insight of new methodology in their respective fields.

It has also been realised that research scholars from educationally backward regions are needed to be given training to unfold social realities of their respective areas with a specific perspective.

Recognising this need, M.P. Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain (MPISSR) is organising an Orientation Programme on Research Methodology in Social Science for Research Scholars (29 January to 2 February, 2024) sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

The objectives of this programme are to provide a basic orientation on the various aspects of research methodology in social sciences. The training programme strives to highlight salient philosophical and methodological issues emerging in social science research in India.

The programme will also inculcate discussions on various facets of research methodology to pursue research for the betterment of the society.

Programme Content

➤Introduction to Social Research (Ontology-Epistemology-Methodology-Methods)

➤Fundamentals of Social Research

Quantitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

Developing Research ProposalF

ormulation of Problem in Social Research

Sampling Method: Universe, Nature & Types of Sampling

Formulation of Hypothesis and Testing of Hypothesis

Designing and Formulation of Questionnaire and Interview Schedules

Online Data Searching and Use of E-Resources

How to Conduct Field-Based Research

Use of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)

Interpretation of Results and Presentation of Data

Writing of Research Paper

Ethics in Social Science Research

Application of Research Findings

Report Writing and Presentation of Research Findings


The programme is open to all doctoral research scholars and young faculty members of social science disciplines in colleges, university departments and research institutions.

Applications are invited in the prescribed format (by post or by email duly filled in and forwarded in the prescribed format) on or before 11 January, 2024 (5:00 PM).

Only short-listed candidates will be informed through e-mail about participation in the programme.

Modest accommodation (on a shared basis) and food will be arranged at the institute’s guest house only for the participants for the programme period.

Travel will be reimbursed to outstation participants.For more details please contact:Dr. Amit Tiwari Research Fellow, MPISSR Programme Co-Coordinator

Dr. Manu Gautam Associate Professor, MPISSR Programme CoordinatorAddress for Submitting Application M.P.

Institute of Social Science Research 6, Professor Ramsakha Gautam Marg Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, UJJAIN-456010 (M.P.)Address of E-Application:

E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 9617917954