The workshop on Research Methodology was organized by the Registrar office through the Department of Research in collaboration with the Directorate of Educational Development (DED) and Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) from 22nd to 25th November, 2022. This workshop has been designed to promote the professional development of the faculty with capacity building in research and enhanced productivity. The multidisciplinary participants represented over 10 departments of ZU including the College of Eastern Medicine, ZUFONAM, Medical Technology, CSLHS, FLAHS, Pharmacy, Medical and Dental Colleges.
The program started with the greatest name of Allah and a welcome address by Dr. Yamna Khurshid. The keynote lecture highlighting the significance of the workshop and research process was delivered by Executive Director of Research, Dr. Talat Mirza. The first two days of the workshop were dedicated to qualitative & quantitative research, critical literature review, literature search, educational research, systematic review & meta-analysis and scientific writing including synopsis, thesis and manuscript and facilitated by Dr. Talat Mirza, Dr. Kiran Hashmi, Dr. Zil-e-Rubab, Dr. Amna Aamir, Dr. Syeda Rakhshanda, Dr. Saeeda Baig, Dr. Farah Ahmed and Mr. Shiraz Khurshid.
The third day was devoted and conducted by Dr. Zulfiqar Umrani, Director ORIC and Mr. Ali Haider. They provided adequate knowledge about the ZU research & innovation ecosystem and grant writing. The honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. Irfan Hyder delivered an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking lecture promoting and advocating research culture in ZU.
On day fourth, the first session on Endnote was conducted by Dr. Rehan Imad. Dr. Farah Ahmed, delivered a lecture on statistical methods followed forward by Dr. S. Hasan Danish hands-on session on SPSS.
The participants’ feedback was overwhelmingly favorable and encouraging. They appreciated the efforts of the facilitators and organizers. They acknowledged that they gained valuable knowledge which will help them in their research.