- One week FDP was for research methodology skills
Jalandhar: Faculty-members and research scholars from all across different disciplines of Lovely Professional University took advantage of one week faculty development program (FDP). Going as per the vision of the university the FDP was designed to provide latest research methodology skills and research proposals to all the participants. This unique research oriented opportunity was organised under the guidance of Dr Chander K Shahi, Chair of HBScF Program, Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University Canada.
Feeling very happy among the young researchers of LPU, Dr Shahi informed: “India has a great potentiality for research work. This is the main reason that Indians are at the helm of research works even in foreign universities and institutions. I am elated on being an important part of such a research endeavour at the top university of India.” Dr Shahi also told that research involves a process of collaborative activities rather than the application of isolated, unrelated concepts and ideas.”
FDP was intended to develop participants’ knowledge about the process of research. Right from identifying a research problem to the dissemination of information gathered, the participants developed research proposals clearly outlining expected results. The research proposals were culminated in reports for presentations in the class. This program built theoretical and practical abilities of the participants to understand the philosophy and science behind research. The objective of the program was to review a wide variety of philosophical and practical topics.
On the Conclusive day of the FDP program, LPU Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar said; “Our highly innovative and interdisciplinary research community continues to drive ground breaking projects. Through researches made, faculty members and students effort to solve real world problems. To strengthen this endeavour, we keep on inviting unparalleled experts from across the globe.”
Seven days’ work plan for FDP remained as introduction to the process of research, responsibility of scientists, philosophy and science, types of research, social constructivism, introduction to research proposals, literature maps, research questions, research hypothesis, limits of knowledge, multiple working hypothesis, making sense of data, learning to become a scientist, analytical methods, ethics in research, writing research reports, presentation skills and various research activities.