Dharamsala, May 20, 2013: The ten day workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, jointly organised by Central University of Himachal Pradesh and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi started on Monday at the University Campus at Shahpur, Dharamsala.
Inaugurating the workshop, Pro Vice Chancellor Yoginder Verma said that it is important that research attempts should improve the theoretical foundations for the future research but at the same time contribute towards application also.
“Researchers need to have a clear understanding of the peculiarities of the research methodologies and research design to generate valuable research outputs. Such workshops help to achieve it,” he said.
Talking in the occasion, guest of honour, Prof Gita Bamezai, Professor of Communication Research at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi said that the social science research in India is still very much dependent on the theories and perspectives developed by the western researchers. “We need to revisit some of the issues we deal, from our won perspective (than blindly depending on the perspectives employed by the Western Researchers) in Social Science”, she said.
A total 35 research scholars from 15 universities across 7 states are participating in the ten day workshop.
The workshop will conclude on May 29.