Basic Workshop On Research Methodology

Basic workshop on Research Methodology, Ethics, Statistics and Scientific writing for Ayurveda researchers

30 th November and 1 st December 2016
World Ayurveda Congress 2016, Kolkota, West Bengal, India

Research in Ayurveda has come a long way from being only an academic activity, as part of MD/PhD courses to more comprehensive transdisciplinary meaningful work that is efficiently helping to contemporize the science. The need for developing new research paradigms for Ayurveda and the importance of scientific publication is increasingly being understood by all stakeholders. At this juncture, it is crucial that Ayurveda scholars and practitioners equip themselves with knowledge of scientific techniques for research.

The workshop will be a capacity building exercise for post-graduate students, faculty and researchers. The workshop intends to create awareness regarding design and conduct of research for Ayurveda, appropriate application of statistical tests and impart basic training on the nuances of scientific writing. Ethics, Science and Transparency are the three pillars on which good research stands. The workshop will focus on

  • Conventional quantitative and qualitative research methods and newer paradigms of ‘black-box approach’, ‘whole system’ research etc.
  • Common statistical errors and easy handling of data
  • Improving skills of scientific communication by learning about different standard guidelines for manuscript writing.
  • Ethics in clinical research

Ample opportunity will be given for hands-on learning through group activities and presentations

Who can attend?

Faculty, PG scholars, Interns, Ayurveda researchers and practitioners

Date and Venue

30th November and 1st December 2016; Venue will be announced shortly

Registration Fee

  • INR 1000/- (Rupees One thousand only)
  • Participants must register themselves by submitting the filled Application form within the indicated date duly forwarded by their respective head of the Institution.
  • To ensure optimal interaction between the trainers and participants, we are restricting the number of registrations to only the first sixty applications.
  • Kindly note that spot registrations will be not entertained.

Schedule & Faculty

Sl. Technical session Resource person Time
DAY 1 30 th November 2016
  Registration   8.00 am - 9.00 am
  Inauguration   9.00 am - 9.30 am
1 Research ideation, hypothesis setting Girish Tillu 9.30 am - 10.15 am
2 Quantitative and qualitative research methods Lavanya Vijayaraghavan 10.15 am - 11.00 am
Tea break 11.00 am - 11.15 am
3 Group activity - Defining objective and Hypothesis setting Girish Tillu/Lavanya Vijayaraghavan 11.15 am - 1.00 pm
Lunch break 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
4 Essentials of statistics in clinical trial Suhas Kumar Shetty 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
5 Presenting statistical data Supriya Bhalerao 2.45 pm - 3.30 pm
Tea break 3.30 pm - 3.45 pm
6 Group activity – how to choose the right statistic Suhas Kumar Shetty / Supriya Bhalerao 3.45 pm - 5.30 pm
DAY 2 1 st December 2016
1 Scientific writing overview Sriranjini S Jaideep 9.30 am - 10.15 am
2 Structure of a paper: IMRD and how to write these components Kishore Patwardhan 10.15 am - 11.00 am
Tea break 11.00 am - 11.15 am
3 Group activity - critical review of publication Kishore Patwardhan / Sriranjini S Jaideep 11.15 am - 1.00 pm
Lunch break 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
4 Ethics in research Raakhi Tripathi 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
5 Interaction session 2.45 pm - 3.30 pm
Tea break 3.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Wrap up and Valedictory 3.45 pm - 4.30 pm
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