The Talasamudaayagala Adhyayana Kendra (Marginalized Community Study Center) along with the Center for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, is organising a ’10 days Research Methodology Course in Social Science’.
The course will address major issues pertaining to marginalised communities and serve as a forum for students to interact and exchange notes on their ongoing work. It seeks to expose research scholars to
- an understanding of categories like method, methodology and theoretical perspectives
- critical perspectives on assumptions underlying dominant strands of research
- the idea of validity of method in positivist and interpretive frameworks and
- recent developments in the philosophy of social science research.
- Nature of knowledge and theory: theoretical approaches to social science research
- The art of doing research: selection of a research problem: research design; formulating hypotheses and indicators; methods of sampling and inference
- Statistics and econometrics with hands-on experiences;
- Qualitative and quantitative methods; Ethnographic studies; case study; New advances in methods of social science research;
- Ethical and gender issues in social science research; Action Research;
- Interpreting research;
- Consolidation of research findings, research report and dissemination
- Exposure of statistical packages like SPSS, STATA etc.