Two Day Workshop Series on Research Methodology will be organized by the Research Division of the National Library & Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) and it will commence from September 2020 at the NLDSB with the expertise available within the respective fields. This workshop is especially meant for social science and science & technology field novice researchers and graduate & postgraduate students and those who want a career advancement in research methodology.

This series of workshops would definitely help the participants to study on various methods of doing research, analysis and interpret data understanding various types of research methods and develop the ability of understanding the research process from beginning to end. The workshop will be conducted with both practical and theoretical sessions.

Due to the limited seats, your confirmation of registration will be greatly appreciated on or before the deadlines given. The detailed programme schedule of the workshops will be sent to those who register by the deadline/s. A certificate will be issued at the end of each workshop. A two-day workshop will cost for Undergraduate students (Those who are studying his/ her Bachelor Degree only) - Rs. 2500/- & Others - Rs. 5000/-.

Workshop Schedule:

Topic of the Workshop Description Dates Deadline for Registration
1st Workshop Introduction to Basics of Research Methodology
  • Introduction of Research
  • Literature Review
  • Identify the Research Problem
  • Define the Variable and Develop Hypothesis
  • Research Ethics for Planning, Conducting & Publishing of Research
07th - 08th September 2020 04th September, 2020
2nd Workshop Data Collection/ Survey and Sampling

Data Collection

  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Design a Questionnaire

Survey and Sampling

  • Introduction to Sampling
  • Selection/Preparation of Suitable Sampling Frame
  • Sampling Techniques
24th - 25th September 2020 23rd September, 2020
3rd Workshop Preparation of Research Proposals and Collecting Data & Editing
  • Formulation of a Research Proposal
  • Collecting Primary Vs Secondary Data
  • Methods/ Instruments of Collecting Data
18th - 19th February 2021 17th February, 2021
4th Workshop Quantitative Data Analysis for Research
  • Processing of Quantitative Data (Editing, Coding and Imputation) & Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS & Introduction to Data Interpretation Methods5th Workshop Programme Schedule (with a practical session)
03rd - 04th March 2021 02nd March, 2021
5th Workshop Introduction to Qualitative Research & NVivo and Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research & NVivo
  • Academic Writing
18th - 19th March 2021 17th March, 2021

 Registration Form
 Programme Schedule

Please fill in the attached application form and forward to

For further information:

Please contact course coordinators

Mr. Maithree Jayasundara (0 71 4435475)
Assistant Director

Mr. Uditha Gunasekara (071 9569470)
Research Officer

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