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 1st to 4th February, 2022. This workshop is intended to support the growth of the faculty with capacity building in research and enhanced productivity. Over ten ZU departments were represented among the diverse attendees.
The honorable VC, Dr. Irfan Hyder inaugurated the program with a thought provoking and extremely worthy lecture on originality and contribution in research. The keynote lecture highlighting the significance of the research process was delivered by Executive Director Research, Dr. Talat Mirza. The first two days of the workshop were dedicated to qualitative & quantitative research, literature search and scientific writing including synopsis, thesis and manuscript and facilitated by Dr. Fauzia Shamim, Dr. Talat Mirza, Dr. Iram Khursheed, Dr. Syeda Rakhshanda, Dr. Saeeda Baig, Dr. S. Hasan Danish and Mr. Shiraz Khurshid.
On the third day Dr. Zulfiqar Umrani, Director ORIC and his team, Engr. Arbaz Adil and Ms. Ambreen Muzammil conducted the sessions on the ZU research & innovation ecosystem, research for impact, linkages & outreach and grant writing. The guest speaker Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Provincial Chief (SMEDA) delivered a motivational talk on innovation & entrepreneurship and shared his valuable experiences.
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 new insight and valuable knowledge which will help them in designing and developing their research projects for thesis and publications.