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Research Essentials

Event date: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Research Essentials” is an intense two-day program primarily for researchers who are pursuing their Master's or Doctoral degrees and professionals alike. The course is framed in a such way as to guide both early career researchers and researchers submitting their thesis. The revised and redesigned programme deals with research essentials only with the goal of enabling participants with fundamentals of research and ways to go about carrying out independent research. It will go through aspects of defining the research; literature review; framing the objectives and questions; hypothesis testing, brief overview of statistical methods; and conclude with writing and presentation skills. The course will provide hands-on exposure to some of the tools like Freemind and Mendeley for research essentials.  

Session Details:

  • Session 1: The Research Enterprise
  • Session 2: Framing the research objectives and questions
  • Session 3: Review of a few key Research Papers
  • Session 4: Getting the basics right: overview of hypothesis testing and statistical methods 
  • Session 5: Literature Review and Ways of Gathering Information
  • Session 6: Managing References and Working with Mendeley
  • Session 7: Presenting your research: Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Session 8: Group Work and Run-down of the Research process

Tools exposed: Freemind (mindmapping tool) and Mendeley

Place: Bangalore.

Eligibility: This program is open to participants from any domain and not limited to engineering, sciences, ecology and social sciences. Participation is limited to 20 applicants.

Important Dates:

  • Application/Registration deadline: 5th January  2015.
  • Course will be held on: 9th - 10 January 2015.

Charges: Rs. 4,000 per participant. Charges include study material and lunch with refreshments on both days. Transportation to the place has to be borne by participants.

Application:  Interested participants are encouraged to register online here. Candidates will be short-listed first on the basis of their application. For more details, please contact: