Seven Day Onsite Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences

Organizer: Indian Council of Social Science Research Southern Regional Centre (Ministry of Education, GOI) Hyderabad – 500 007, In collaboration with Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram

About the Course

  • When: 20th to 27th February, 2023
  • There is no registration fees
  • The last date for the submission of duly filled in online application form is 31st January, 2023
  • Seats Limited to a total of 30 Ph.D. Research Scholars (10 from A.P. and 20 from other southern region states)


  • Ph.D. Research Scholars of Social Sciences disciplines from Universities/Institutions belonging to Southern Region i.e., (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry) are eligible to apply for this workshop.
  • The Research Scholar who is registered for their Ph.D. from the Academic Year 2019-20 onwards and those who have completed Course work examination / Part I are eligible to apply for this workshop. The Applicants are supposed to enclose Course completion/Part I memo issued by competent authority along with application.
  • Those who have undergone similar training course earlier are not eligible to apply again

Broad Topics to be covered in the workshop

  • Idea and Basic Tenets of Research and Relevance of Research Methodology
  • Research Design Process : Selection of topic, stages and types of Research Design
  • Research Methods
  • Data Sources including e-Resources
  • Scaling and Measurements
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Sampling Design and Types
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics (Parametric Tests)
  • Inferential Statistics (Non-Parametric Tests)
  • Methods of Qualitative Research
  • Mixed Methods in Social Science Research
  • Ethics in Social Sciences
  • PSPP Theory – Introduction
  • PSPP Hand Holding in Descriptive Statistics
  • PSPP Hand Holding in Inferential Statistics
  • Research in Gender Studies
  • Plagiarism – What is it? How to avoid it?
  • Mendeley: A reference Management Software
  • Report Writing and Referencing
  • Writing and Publishing a Research Paper
  • Paper Clinic

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General Information

  • A total of 30 Ph.D. Research Scholars(10 from A.P. and 20 from other southern region states) would be selected from the States and Union Territories in Southern Region namely i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry on first cum and first serve basis.
  • The aspects like representation of different Social Science Disciplines, Social Background, Gender, etc. shall also be taken into consideration while selecting the Candidates.
  • The last date for submission of online application form is 31st January, 2023.
  • The applicants need to fill the online application by following the link on our website (or) The applicants also need to upload the scanned copy of the following documents (i) Ph.D. admission Certificate, (ii) Ph.D. Part- 1/Course Work completion Certificate, (iii) Category Certificate, (iv) Disability Certificate (if applicable) in a single PDF file duly merging the above mentioned documents and save it in the applicant’s name and shall be uploaded in the Google Form.
  • 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 avail TA reimbursement. The TA will be reimbursed on submission of original tickets.
  • Attendance for all the sessions throughout the workshop period is compulsory failing which the certificate may not be issued.
  • The Selected Candidates are required to bring their own personal laptop for the purpose of Hands-on-Experience on SPSS software.

Dr. Bonthu Kotaiah,
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh (CTUAP), Mob: +91- 9666995969.
Mr. S. Srinivas, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad,
Mob: +91 – 9030966205.


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