Research Methodology: Theory & Practice

An Online and Interactive Three-Week Certificate Course for Working Professionals & Students


About the Course

The ever-growing need, zettabytes, types and complexities of data collection and interpretation has been surging demand for data analytics & scientists job positions. To add to the complexities, COVID-19 situation has forced the conventional research approaches to change. There is a lack of understanding about the Right Research Methods in general and such specific situations. 

What does “data science” mean? What are different research methods and how information can be triangulated? How and using what tools can give the best result? Why ‘interpretations’ of data matters? Can we use different methods & tools especially in this pandemic situation? In an effort to answer all these questions and create the most effective, time-efficient, reliable and structured analysis, and interpretation and presentation, we offer The Research Methodology Course 2020.

We believe this is the first training program which offers all the necessary concepts and resources in one place. The course is in online interactive mode where students will be encouraged to participate with hands-on sessions and group presentations.


The aim of this Three Week Certificate Course is to promote and emphasize the utilization of scientific tools and techniques, methods of online data collection, secondary data analysis and working with simulated data for conducting high-quality research, which would thereby facilitate and improve the research vigour of institutions of corporate houses as well as of the policy practitioners.

The course will give you a comprehensive look at all the relevant approaches and where they fit in the realm of research. This interactive course is beyond the ‘know-how’ aspect with focus on ‘do now and do how’.



IMPRI, a startup research think tank, is a platform for pro-active, independent, non-partisan and policy-based research.


GEN α DC – Generation Alpha Data Centre South Asia, established in 2020, is an initiative of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi.

Course Format


A mix of pedagogical tools including lectures (based on theoretical and practical knowledge), discussions, presentations and practical Hands-on sessions on relevant software. Relevant on-time industry examples for each module will be provided for better understanding.


The course will be spread over a duration of 3 weeks, requiring a commitment of 7 hours per week, i.e., a total of 21 hours.

Expert lectures would comprise around 5 hours of the engagement, providing an opportunity to learn from and interact with luminaries in the field of research methodology and analytics.

Brief Course Outline

1. Data Science and Research Methodology: Why this course?
M1.1: Course content, instructors & experts
M1.2: What is understanding ‘Data Science’ and ‘Research Methodology’ about?
2. Making the right Methodological Choices
M2.1: Qualitative Research Methods
M2.2.: Quantitative Research Methods
M2.3: Mixed Methods
M2.4: Literature Review Methods
M2.5: Triangulation Approach
M2.6: Visualisation Methods & tools
3. ‘How’ and using what tools
M3.1: Data Processing (Collection, Compilation, & management)
M3.2: Hands on training
4. Learn about Writing,  Presenting, Copyright & Plagiarism
M4.1: Data Interpretation
M4.2: Research writing, Create rich content in your presentations
M4.3: Copyright,  Plagiarism & ethical concerns
M4.5: Students assignment presentations
5. Concluding Session
M 5.1: Disc/ Q&A/Certi/Valedict

NB: S- 10.30 am- 2 pm & WD 7pm – 8.30 pm


Participants will receive a certificate from IMPRI and Gen Alpha DC upon successful completion of the course. 

Experts/Resource Persons

Dr Mamta Mehar



At least a Bachelor’s Degree; Working professionals preferred; interest in research methods and data analytics, publishing

Important Dates

Last Date to Register: November 30, 2020

Course Dates: December 5, 2020 = December 27, 2020

Course Fee

Regular Course Fee: ₹ 9999 /-

Diwali Offer! Avail the course at a discounted price of ₹ 6999/-

Note: GST extra as applicable


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