Workshop on Research Methods and Data Analysis Using STATA

Workshop on Research Methods and Data Analysis Using STATA
On 18th, 19th and 20th January 2019


DATE: 18, 19 & 20TH JANUARY 2019

Conceptual Background and Need for Workshop –

Statistics is a collection of numerical facts which deals with the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of quantitative information. The facts in economics or almost in all the disciplines from planning, through conduct and to the final analysis are explained by the statistical results. With the introduction of statistical packages in academics/business organizations, by and large computing is done using computers and not manually. Hence, researchers who are familiar with these techniques are better off in today’s world of digitization.

This workshop proposes to cover basic statistical concepts required for understanding study results along with hands on experience of doing basic analysis using the statistical software STATA. The objective is to help new users to achieve a basic understanding of how to use STATA for basic data analysis; as well as aid those who wish to further enhance their skills in using STATA.

About The Institute for Policy Research and Governance (IPRG) –

The Institute for Policy Research and Governance or IPRG is an independent body that works for the purpose of social, economic and cultural upliftment of the society. The core areas of activity include macroeconomics, economic policy, and governance issues, skill development, and capacity building programs. The group works towards building awareness through sensitizing people towards government policies and helping governments govern better by submitting to the government our research-based findings, stakeholder discussions, and deliberation reports. 

The Institute has renowned academicians, businessmen, bankers, social activists, journalists, politicians on its Advisory Board. 

Resource Persons and their Profiles –

  1. Dr. Minaketan Behera, Associate Professor –Economics, JNU, India

Dr. Minaketan is presently associated with the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU.

His areas of specialisation include livelihoods of tribal, development of PVTGs and migration issues.

  • Dr. R S Rai, Professor and Deputy Director –Research, Planning and Statistical Services, Amity University, Noida.

Prof. RS Rai is a well-known statistician with 15+ years of experience in teaching statistics. He is an expert of statistical software packages like SPSS.

  • Dr. GN Bharadwaj, Professor and Controller of Examination, NIIT Univversity, Neemrana.
  • Dr. JK Sachdeva

Prof. Sachdeva has worked as Director, Dean, and Professor with various management institutes in Mumbai, India. He is presently the Editor in Chief of The Journal of Global Economy, a UGC recognised journal. He is an MBA with specialisation in Finance, PGDMM, M.Phil in Development Studies with specialisation in Research Methodology/Econometrics and Ph. D. in Development Studies with specialisation in Economics. Throughout his career, he has taught undergraduate and post graduate students in various capacities like visiting faculty, full time and part time. He is a specialist in subjects like  Quantitative Economics, Operation Research, Quantitative models in finance and marketing, Decision Analysis, Research Methodology, Finance, Business Law and Customs Operations, Managerial Economics, Economic Environment of Business, Insurance etc. Professor Sachdeva has authored 14 books and 29 research papers (including 9 published in International Journals). His book titled ‘BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY’ published by Himalaya Publishing House is immensely popular among academicians and young researchers.

Programme Schedule-

Day and Time Session Contents
Day 1 : 9.00 -10.30 AM Inauguration and Networking Tea
10.30 – 12.30 PM Identification & Formulation of a Research Problem; Setting Objectives and Hypothesis (Parametric and Non- Parametric)
12.30 -1.30 PM Lunch break
1.30 – 3.00 PM Hypothesis Testing; Sampling Techniques(Probalistic & Non-Probalistic); Test Adjusted Analysis (Linear & Logistic Regression)
3.00 PM -3.30 PM Tea Break
3.30 -5.30 PM Tools of Data Analysis (Basics of ANOVA and Factor Analysis)
DAY 2 9.00 -10.30 AM Networking Tea; Introduction to STATA Data Entry & Data Management
10.30 – 12.30 PM STATA –Summarization of Data
12.30 -1.30 PM Lunch Break
1.30 -3.00 PM Hands- On STATA Applications on RegressionInterpretation of Data
3.00 PM -3.30 PM Tea Break
3.30 -5.00 PM Practice Questions by Participants; Q/A
DAY 3 9.00 -10.30 AM Practice on STATA with Data Sets;
10.30 -11.30 PM Importance of  Literature Review in Setting Up Research Problem
11.30 -12.00 PM Valedictory * followed by Tea

Participation and Brief Summary –  

The event was successfully executed by the organising team of the Institute for Policy Research and Governance. Around 45 research scholars/faculty members and students participated in the Workshopfor 03 days. The group of particpants included research scholars in various fields like Economics, Management, Nursing, Media and Communications, Anthropolgy and other social sciences. The partcipants of the Workshop were affliated with prestigious universities and institutions throughout India. Some of the institutions included JNU, Amity University, KR Mangalam University, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, Centre for Economic Policy and Research, Jamia Milia Islamia University, APG Shimla University etc.The event was inaurgaretd by Shri Shriniwas, a famous social activist and National Joint Organising Secretary of ABVP.

The Chief Guests during the valedictory session included famous personalities like Mr. Syed Ansari, AAJ TAK and Shri Praful Ketkar, Editor – Organiser Weekly. The Chief guests addressed the participants, stressed the importance of doing meaningful research in academic life and distributed certificates to the participants. The audience was a mixed one and included people from different professions and interests. The audience included politicians at local and state levels, mentors and leaders of social organisations, think-tanks, NGOs etc. The event saw presence of academicians and research fraternity as well as presence of a large number of students. Also, many lawyers and people from media were present on the occasion.

The thoughts of the three speakers for the event revolved around a central idea – The idea of “New India’ is that of a young country – where all sections of society have a new found confidence. New India is the one that makes its presence felt in all fields – be it science/research and technology 4.0; education, manufacturing, culture and international relations. The leaders of the country are confident enough to show-case to the world what India has to offer to the World.

According to Dr. Vinay Shashrbuddhe, Member of Parliament and Chairman ICCR, the idea of New India is show-cased by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he decides to proudly speak in Hindi in international forums, invite international guests to KUMBH MELA in order to spread Indian culture and traditions. He also said that the idea of “new India” is to free the country from ‘Slave Mentality’ that has been imbedded in thought processes of people due to hundreds of years of British Rule.

One of the other speakers on the event, Mr. Vinay Bhadouria, Associate Editor, ABP News called upon the youth of the country to not shy away from risk taking ability. According to him, India will be in a position to reap the demographic dividend, that is supposed to peak in 2030 only when the youth of the country is skilled and most of them would opt for becoming ‘job providers’ rather than ‘job seekers’.

Dr. Om Kar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India ( STPI), in his address spoke about the tremendous progress Indian economy has made in past few years as far as Information Technology and ITES services are concerned. According to him, ‘New India’ is taking shape with the help of the vast pool of young talent available in India. He pointed out that there are maximum number of start –ups that are being started in India and those also have the potential of being the next unicorns. However, he also gave a small warning that if government fails to strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system in India, this pool of talent may seek greener pastures abroad and it may result in ‘Brain Drain’.

Sponsors –

  1. NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation)
  2. TCIL
  3. VIZAG
  4. JPC

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