Call for Applications for a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences, organised by the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), September 24-30, 2012.
Aug 01, 2012.
Deadline for submission of application: August 27, 2012

Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in
Social Sciences

September 24-30, 2012

The Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) organises a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences during September 24-30, 2012. The workshop is supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

The workshop aims at orienting young researchers in social sciences (such as Economics, Political Science and Sociology) to the methods of research analysis, and structuring and writing publishable research outputs.

The workshop has four main modules:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Research
  • Introduction to Methods of Scientific Research
  • Methods of Qualitative Research
  • Research Writing and Publishing

Apart from the interactive classroom lectures, the participants will have opportunities to get practical training in the use of selected statistical programmes. Participants will get the opportunity to interact closely with the faculty members of the Institute and receive personal guidance in the preparation of a short research paper.

Eligibility Criteria
Category A: Young researchers and teachers affiliated to colleges, universities or research organisations and those pursuing or preparing for their PhD or MPhil Courses are eligible to apply.

Category B: Other young researchers outside academic arena but engaged in socio-economic research (such as consultants, activists and NGO functionaries) are also encouraged to apply; a limited number of such applications may be considered in deserving cases.

How to Apply
The aspiring researchers are expected to submit their recent curriculum vitae along with an outline (about 500 words) of a research paper stating the problem, research questions, sources of data, broad methodology and analytical tools.

Travel and Lodging
The Institute shall provide free lodging and boarding and partial travel assistance to the selected participants of Category A.

For Category B participants boarding shall be free, but accommodation and travel will be at their expense.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Rudra N. Mishra
Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Ahmedabad 380 060

Tel: 02717 242366/67/68
Fax: 02717 242365

Email submissions should be made to

The last date of submission of application is August 27, 2012. Successful applicants will be intimated by September 10, 2012.

In case of any queries, contact 09974427333.

Dr. Tara Nair
Course Director


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