Two day Faculty Development Program on “ADVANCED RESEARCH TOOLS AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN CURRENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES”wasconducted by Department of Management Studies, T.John College on 24th and 25th May 2019.
Dr.R.K.Prema from Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore and Dr.Vairachilai from ICFAI foundation of Higher Education, Telangana were the invited resource persons.
The Programme commenced on 24th May 2019 with the inaugural address by our Principal Dr.Shikha Tiwari followed by the first Session which was on “Models of Research”. This was conducted by Dr. C. Karthikeyan.
Dr.R.K.Prema started her session, related to the basic introduction to SPSS, feeding data and cleaning process. She also explained the concept of reliability analysis (cronbach alpha test) and helped the participants to learn t- test and chi square test. The session was aimed at covering the following basic analysis such as Summary analysis, Reliability test/Cronbach’s alpha test and Chi-square test/test of independence (cross tabulation). She explained Descriptive and Inferential Analysis in SPSS. She also clarified the concepts of Measurement scales and Framing of Questionnaire. She gave a brief introduction about AMOS and demonstrated with a practical example as to how it can be used for analysis purpose along with Structural Equation Modelling popularly known as SEM.
The second day of the faculty development program started with the session on “Nuances of Research” by Dr. C Karthikeyan. The session covered in depth the various research designs, their usage and limitations. The session was made interesting with live examples and anecdotes. The post tea break session was handled by Dr. S Vairachillai. The session was on big data analytics and software applications for the same. The resource person, with her vast experience and credentials in the field of data analytics, took the audience through practical sessions on various aspects of data analytics. The session had hands on training on the usage of Microsoft excel, IBM-SPSS and R platform for data analytics. Real time cases were solved using these analytics platform.The session extended late into the evening, never dipping down on the energy level.
There were 22 participants from many states of India. The overall success of the program was reflected in the positive and heartening feedback given by the participants. The participants were from Ranchi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kozhikode, Goa, Trichy, and Bangalore.
The programs overview and vote of thanks was delivered by program coordinator, Prof. Pious Thomas.
Prof. Pious Thomas
Dr. Trupti Dandetkar