Research is an invaluable tool for building up crucial knowledge, and helps in understanding the complexities of various issues. A webinar series highlighting the significance of research was organized by the P.G Department of Commerce for all the final year Degree and Postgraduate students of our college from 19th to 23rd of December, 2020. The entire workshop was spread across 5 days and lasted for 2 hours from 10:00 A M to 12:00 PM.
The first day of the webinar helped the students to grasp the complete plan of the research problem. The first technical session led by Dr. Bino Joy, Assistant Professor and Research Guide, P.G. Dept of Commerce, Government College, Kottayam provided facts related to the overall structure and the procedures that the researcher should follow to complete the research work.
Review of existing literature related to the research is an important part of any research paper. It is essential to put the research work in an overall perspective, connecting it with earlier research works, thereby building upon the collective intelligence and wisdom already accumulated by earlier researchers. This significantly enhances the value of any research paper. The need for an extensive review of literature in research was detailed on the second day by Dr. Suby Baby, Assistant Professor and Research Guide, P.G. Dept of Commerce, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha.
Discussions on research design, population study, sample and sample size, methods of data collection, methods of data analysis and anticipation of the study were described on the third day by Dr. Tia Mathews, Assistant Professor and Research Guide, P.G. Dept of Commerce, St. Albert’s (Autonomous) College, Ernakulam.
A brief introduction to statistical analysis of data, introduction to SPSS, different types of data, data entry, data manipulation etc. were discussed on the last day of the webinar by Prof. Ajay Joseph, Assistant Professor, Bharath Matha College, Thrikkakara.
The workshop covered various areas ranging from techniques of research to identifying research problems to writing a research report.