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FDP session 16th & 17th July 2010

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FDP session 16th & 17th July 2010

Various session of AICTE FDP was conducted on 19th July and 17th July 2010

 On 16th    July, 2010, Friday Dr. Raghuveer Singh, Director, (JK Padampat Singhania, Gurgoan engaged four Sessions from 10-11:30 am, 11:45-1:15 pm, 2:00- 3:30 pm and 3:45-5:15 pm. In his lecture, he covered the following topics:
Sample Design, Sample Design, Research Design, Research Design.

He stated that Research starts with thinking. A problem is a problem when we have multiple solutions or alternatives. It is important which course of action to choose and evaluate the alternatives. It starts with Problem, Identifying alternatives, evaluate alternatives and finally take decision. Information is the most important thing for evaluating alternatives. Information, whether Formal or Informal, is the key to Research. He stated that Research Design also plays an imperative role. Every technique that we choose should have a rationale. Knowledge has to be conveyed to people or students through Exposition and Argument. Argument again includes Induction and Deduction.
He focused on the Dependent Variable and Independent Variable, Action Research, Case Study, Statistical Study, Simulation, Field Work etc. He also explained the concept of Longitudinal and Cross Section.
In his Lecture, he focused on Research Design, its meaning, Importance and Types. He explained the meaning of Exploratory/Formulative Research, Descriptive Research, and Experimental/Casual Research. He explained various parameters like Population, Nature, Variable, Scaling, Sample, Hypothesis, Data Collection and Statistical Tools. He also focused on Experimental Design and taught about Control, Experiment, Treatment, Extraneous Variables, Factor, Blocking Factor, Active Factor etc.

He also elucidated about Control Group, Experimental Group, Principle of Randomization, Principle of Replication, Local Control, Random Sampling, Techniques of Sampling, Probability Sampling, Non-Probability Sampling, Simple Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Convenience Sampling, Judgmental Sampling, Quota Sampling etc.


On 17th   July, 2010, Saturday, Dr. Raghuveer Singh, Director, (JK Padampat Singhania, Gurgoan again engaged Three Sessions from 10-11:30 am, 11:45-1:15 pm, and 2:00- 3:30 pm. In his address, he covered the topics like Questionnaire Design, Questionnaire Design, and Exercise/Case Study.

The Fourth Session was Case Based Research conducted by Dr. P. K. Singh, Prof. IIM, Indore. In his lecture, Dr. Singh highlighted on Qualitative Research Method is not 100% devoid of


 Quantitative Research. It is a method when we have subjective information. He said that Small Case Based Research can end up in writing Article and Big case based Research can end up in writing Ph.D.
A Case let can be of a quarter pages or half page. A Case based Research gives a complete picture of an organization that constitute Product Lines, Distribution Channels, Family based Company, Board of Directors etc.
One should find stuff in the case that gives complete picture of Organization.
Historical picture of organization, together with description of various incidences or any turning point also gives lot of ides. Subjective statements should also be included with it. He emphasized on developing an Eagle’s Eye to find out various aspects. He gave examples of various Critical incidences. Qualitative as well as Quantitative Research has its own challenges.

He said that in Cases, the personal opinion of the writer should not be taken into consideration and no evaluative or opinioned statements should be made. For this many Techniques can be applied. There has to be an objective of Research. It may have Hypothesis or may not have Hypothesis. Dr. P.K. Singh also enlightened on Content Analysis. He also spoke about various parameters like Product Portfolio, Environment, strategies, Leadership Quality, Flexibility, Finance, and Manufacturing Process, Providing Services that are required to develop Index Scale. He said that Leadership, Strategies and Flexibility are the Top three parameters that help organization in survival.

He discussed about Cross sectional Case Studies and Longitudinal Case Studies and also requested participants to end up ones career by one solid Longitudinal Case Study.

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