Department of Economics conducted a One day workshop on Setting Research Design for Socio Economic Survey on 30 th January 2019 .This workshop aimed to provide practical steps for field-based surveyors to follow while conducting socio-economic surveys of households and villages, including focus group discussions and key informant interviews.This guidebook was primarily aimed at providing methodological assistance to socioeconomic field surveys to be organized by the department of Economics in Edathala panchayath. Dr.S.Muraleedharan, former HoD, Department of Economics, Maharajas College, Ernakulum inaugurated the programme with a speech focusing on importance of socio economic survey in Economics and how findings of the survey can be used for policy making by the Government.

The workshop covered following areas of a socio economic survey.
1. How to construct a questionnaire for a survey
2. What are the precautions and care should be taken while conducting a socio economic
3. How to prepare project report.
4. Waste management system in the panchayath.

The programme was ended with vote of thanks by Miss.Rufaida Salim, Secretary, Economics Association