WHAT IS THE RESEARCH SUMMER SCHOOL?
The Research Summer School is a week-long intensive program that is aimed at honing research and analytical skills. Students of the Summer School will be able to critically engage with contemporary research in their own disciplines and develop a unique skill set to carry out research independently. Training in the Summer School will focus on understanding the fundamentals of research, research methodology and statistical reasoning, literature review and reference management, academic writing, and research proposal writing.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
• Research is an important part of the undergraduate, and postgraduate curricula in India and abroad.
• Research can be pursued by individuals in any educational or vocational field.
• Knowledge of the basics in research helps to understand and critically analyse scholarly work.
• Research helps to answer questions in a scientific manner rather than basing your conclusions on intuition, “common sense” or others’ views.
• Various vocations often require employees to analyse contemporary trends and innovations, which if not taken up scientifically would lead to invalid conclusions.
HOW DO WE TEACH RESEARCH?
The Summer School aims to cover the diverse elements of modern research. Successful applicants will be required to take an online pre-requisite course in order to take part in the Summer School. We use practical problems and examples from daily life to explain course content. Participants’ ideas will be built upon and the Summer School will be contextualized to suit their needs and/or interests. The aim of the Summer School is to expose participants to the field of research through activity-based learning. Participants will be given take-home exercises and tasked with generating their own research output, which will be presented on the concluding day of the Summer School. This will ensure that participants are able to successfully apply research skills to their research ideas independently.
- Undergraduate students,
- Postgraduate students,
- MPhil students,
- PhD students,
- Professionals or Faculty pursuing research or practice
- OR Any person with basic understanding and interest in research