Human Resource Development Center and School of Physical Education, Lovely Professional University organized ‘National Workshop on Research Methodology and Data Analysis using SPSS‘ in synchronous online mode w.e.f April 26 to May 01, 2021. The course received active participation of 160 Faculty Members and Research Scholars from 57 Universities and Colleges across India.

Prof.(Dr.) D. Buddhi, Executive Dean, Division of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, appreciated the efforts of LPU- HRDC and expressed hope that HRDC will continue to provide such academic enrichment program in future as well.

Prof. (Dr.) Sunaina Ahuja, Associate Dean and Head-Human Resource Development Center, Lovely Professional University in her welcome address shared LPU-HRDC’s vision w.r.t faculty development and assured that participants would be enriched with skills through experiential learning. “The workshop is unique in terms of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment methods which are gamified in approach,” she expressed.

Dr. Pavitar Prakash Singh, Professor, Associate Dean and Head School of Humanities, LPU in his inaugural address highlighted that the institutions of higher learning in India are facing crucial challenge in creating, nurturing, and maintaining the level of quality research. The need of the hour is to develop a sound methodological base of research among the budding educationists and researchers to cope up with future challenges.

The 6-day workshop was conducted by Dr. Vijay Chechi, Professor and Head – Deptt. Of Education, Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Associate Professor Deptt. Of Education, Prof. (Dr.) Sunaina Ahuja, Associate Dean and Head-Human Resource Development Center and Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Deptt. Of Faculty Development, Human Resource Development Center, Lovely Professional University.

Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma, Head Deptt. Of Physical Education, Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Deptt. Of Faculty Development, Human Resource Development Center and Mr. Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor Deptt. of Physical Education coordinated the workshop maintaining great connect with the participants and Resource Panel.

The workshop was instrumental in achieving the key learning outcomes namely Capacity building in Research Methodology; Fundamentals of Data Analysis using SPSS; Hypothesis Testing; Correlation and Regression Analysis; Academic Integrity and Ethics in  Research culminating with High Impact Publication. The participants were appreciative of the resource persons’ expertise, teaching pedagogy and continuously maintained vibrancy and energy level throughout the workshop.

In the words of one of the participant Mr. Vivek Chhibber, “I worked for first time on SPSS and I found it very useful. I finally saw the platform how it looks like and I can say confidently that I am in SPSS learning loop. Thank you LPU!

Another participant Ms. Swastika from NCR mentioned, “I heard about SPSS first time. Though I need to practice it now. I would like to thank Resource team for their sincere and honest efforts. They deserve applaud for communicating important information smoothly. Thank you for enriching experience big thanks to LPU.

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Program Convener appreciated the contribution of Resource Team and Dr. Savita Gupta and Ms. Sushma (HRDC) for organizing a meaningful workshop, successful in meeting participants’ expectations.