Four Day National Workshop on “Quantitative Research Methodology"


Date: Nov. 11, 2016 - Nov. 14, 2016

Venue: Old Conference Hall, Main Campus, TISS, Mumbai

Workshop Objectives Social scientists and research scholars engaged in social research generally compile a large body of useful data. Lacking proper knowledge and training in analytical techniques and computer programmes, they are often at a loss to make sense of the data they have collected. They face such questions as which procedure of analysis to follow and what techniques to apply for data on hand, what do the results show, how are the results to be interpreted and explained, how are the findings to be reported, etc. This Programme is intended to help social scientists and research scholars find answers to these and similar questions. It seeks to enhance social researchers’ knowledge of data analysis, both qualitative and quantitative, and trains them in the use of computer software for social research.

The specific objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. To familiarize the participants about the nature of social research data and the problems and prospects of qualitative and quantitative data.
  2. To train the participants in the use of appropriate modes of analyzing quantitative data.
  3. To help the participants understand the assumptions of applied statistical techniques.
  4. To familiarize the participants with various software packages for social sciences
  5. To provide the participants with hands-on training in the use of computer for data analysis.

Who can benefit from the Programme?

The program is most useful to:

  1. Researcher – Teachers or Scholar (M.Phil / Ph.D.) engaged in research and/or teaching research methodology
  2. Social researchers in institutions or organizations engaged in research on socio-economic issues and implementation/evaluation of programmes.

Number of participants: The total number of candidates for the workshop would be maximum 50. The participants will be selected on the first come first serve basis. The seats are limited, if the number of seats gets filled before the last date of application, no further applications will be accepted

Workshop Content/Session: Quantitative research methodology – Problem formulation, research design, methods of data collection and sources of data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

Analysis of Data: Univariate, Bivariate and Multivariate techniques Test of Hypothesis, application statistical techniques and interpretation of results Reporting results – Dissertation and scientific paper For better learning experience, the participants are expected to bring the Laptop, SPSS installed in laptop (optional) and their quantitative data.

Workshop Venue: Old Conference Hall, Main Campus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai – 400088


1. Corporate sponsored professionals INR 10, 000/­
2. Self financed participants: Academicians, Research Scholar / Member of TISS Alum Association (TISSAA) INR 6,000/

No of Participants: The maximum number of participants will be 50 so early registration will be appreciated.

Note: The fee will cover course materials, workshop certificate, group photograph, tea and lunch during the workshop.

Payment Mode: Interested applicants can pay his/her registration fee by cheque/DD in favour of “Tata Institute of Social Science” payable at Mumbai and send it along with the registration form Dr. D. P. Singh.

Registration Procedure: The participant have to fill up the workshop registration form and send the filled form in the following ways: Courier it/drop it to Dr. D. P. Singh, School of Research Methodology, Room No. 102, Prof. M.S. Gore Academic Block, Naoroji Campus, TISS, V.N. Purav Marg, Opp. Deonar Bus Depot, Deonar, Mumbai – 400088. Mail the scanned copy of the registration form to / For any further information, please write to mentioned e­mail id or call at 022­-25525653, 9819177709

Last Date of Sending Applications: The submission of the registration form and the fee payment should be done on/before November 4, 2016.

Accommodation: The Institute is in 'Mid semester' therefore, not in a position to provide accommodation to the participants at the Institute. Few outside participants may request for guest house accommodation on payment basis (Rs. 1200 two seater room without AC/ Rs. 1700 with AC)

Travel Allowance: No Travel Allowance (TA) will be provided to the participants. Thus they are requested to arrange for their own travel and transportation.