Research Methods and Statistics: An Introduction
What you'll learn
- Choose the right research method
- Choose the right statistical technique to be used with the research method
- Understand when to apply which statistical procedure
- Evaluate, infer, and understand a product, situation, services, or a treatment option through statistics
- Interpret statistical literature, research articles, and the claims made on the basis of statistics
- Make informed choices with respect to methodology and research design
- Apply this knowledge by conducting sound research in Psychology
- Ideally, you should have some interest in research, or at least be curious about research :)
The Research Methodology and Statistical Reasoning Course includes topics ranging from what is a variable to, where can one use a two-way ANOVA. Statistics are widely used in social sciences, business, and daily life. Given the pervasive use of statistics, this course aims to train participants in the rationale underlying the use of statistics. This course aims to explain when to apply which statistical procedure, the concepts that govern these procedures, common errors when using statistics, and how to get the best analysis out of your data. Research methodology is used a base to explain statistical reasoning. The course also familiarises you with commonly used software for statistical analysis. The course will take 11 hours to complete, including one contact hour with the course instructor after completion of the workshop. The course is divided into 11 broad sections, which include 59 lectures and 21 quizzes. Participants would benefit from the course because understanding basic research methodology and statistics is essential prior to taking up any research-related endeavour. It is also an important part of the college curriculum from undergraduate to PhD levels. Designing research methods requires knowledge about various methods and understanding data. The comprehensive nature of the course ensures that students and professionals are not only able to understand, but also apply the course content. The course not only includes course content, but instructors that are approachable after completing it, who will provide feedback and address your specific needs.
Who this course is for:
- This Research Methodology and Statistical Reasoning Course is meant for Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students, MPhil students, PhD students, Professionals and Faculty pursuing research or practice. No prior knowledge of research methods is required. Any person with basic understanding and interest in research and statistics is welcome to attend.
- If you have advanced training in research methods and statistics, this course may not be applicable to your needs.
Monk Prayogshala (Sec 25) is a not-for-profit academic research institution based in India and registered under the Companies Act, 1956. It is also among the most trusted training institutions in the field of academic research in India, with MP trained alumni regularly pursuing PhDs and Masters programs in the US, UK and Australia and working with reputed Non Government Organisations and NPOs to measure research impact and publish their work in high impact research journals. Monk Prayogshala comprises a team of Research Authors, Assistants and Interns currently working in the areas of psychological and economic academic research. The Prayogshala team aims to follow rigorous processes in the development of research proposals, while ensuring adherence to ethical considerations prescribed by international organisations, such as the American Psychological Association. This institution aims to enhance the practicability of the disciplines it functions in, through the use of research software, research databases and research management tools to facilitate the research process. The institution is known for international publications in the disciplines of Psychology and Economics, covering diverse research areas including negative creativity, gossip, and gender studies in Indian cinema, with a number of research publications under review. The institution aims to further the cause of academic research in and from India, and improve the quality and volume of the nation's research output into the global academic research community.