Human Resource Development Center – Lovely professional University in collaboration with LPU School of Physical Education, and Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education organized, ‘Short Term Course on Research Methodology and Data Analysis’ w.e.f July 18 to July 23, 2022. The course received active participation from Faculty Members and Research Scholars across India. The course was instrumental in capacity building in Research Methodology, Fundamentals of Data Analysis using SPSS, Hypothesis Testing and Correlation &Regression Analysis.
Program convener Prof. (Dr.) Sunaina Ahuja, 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 data analysis skills using SPSS and hands-on practice on Hypothesis Testing and Correlation & Regression Analysis. “The Short Term Course is unique in terms of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment methods,” she expressed.
Program convener Prof. (Dr.) Pavitar Prakash Singh, Dean and Head School of Social Sciences, LPU in his inaugural address highlighted that the institutions of higher learning in India are facing crucial challenges 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 with future challenges.
The 6-day program was conducted by Dr. Brij Kishore Pashad, Associate Professor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor & Dean and Head-HRDC, LPU, Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor, and Head-Deptt. of Faculty Development, HRDC, LPU and Dr. Harish Mittu, Associate professor, School of Education, LPU. Dr. Neelam K. Sharma, Professor, Dy. Dean and Head – Deptt. of Physical Education, LPU, Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Deptt. of Faculty Development, Human Resource Development Center, LPU and Dr. Deepender Singh, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education, LPU coordinated the Short Term Course maintaining great connect with the participants and Resource Panel.
Dr. Brij Kishore Pashad deliberated on the basics of Research Methodology and introduction to SPSS. Dr. Harish Mittu focused on hands-on Practice on t-test, ANOVA-One Way and Two way, Correlation and Regression analysis; Dr. Sunaina Ahuja & Dr. Savita Gupta deliberated on High Impact Publication and Academic Integrity in Research.
The participants were appreciative of the resource persons’ expertise, teaching pedagogy and continuously maintained vibrancy and energy level throughout the program.
In the words of participants, “Many thanks for the wonderful sessions in the STC on Research Methodology and Data Analysis – excellent and wonderful sessions on Data Analysis using SPSS and High Impact Publication. This is one of the most terrific workshops I have attended,” said Mr.Devansh Jindal.
”Thanks for the resources you have shared to keep the motivation on in Research Methodology; the Resource Material which you have shared on my desk daily are very much helpful to me, I will have a glance of the same and will help further also to keep the momentum ON in my research career,” said Ms. Asma Bano.
Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, appreciated the contribution of Resource Team and Dr. Neelam K. Sharma, Professor, Dy. Dean and Head – Deptt. of Physical Education, LPU, Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Deptt. of Faculty Development, Human Resource Development Center, LPU, Dr. Deepender Singh, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education, LPU, Ms. Jagdeep Kaur and Ms. Sushma (HRDC) for organizing a meaningful Short Term Course, successful in meeting participants’ expectations.