Ziauddin University Holds A Four Day Workshop On Research Methodology

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 2nd to 5th November, 2021. This workshop has been designed to promote the professional development of the faculty with capacity building in research, enhanced productivity and to improve university ranking. The multidisciplinary participants represented over 10 departments of ZU including College of Eastern Medicine, Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Biotechnology, Gynecology & Obstetrics, ZFOP, ZCOMS, ZCON, ZH, Medical and Dental Colleges.

The program started with the greatest name of Allah and welcome address by Dr. Yamna Khurshid. The keynote lecture highlighting the significance of the workshop and 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, endnote and scientific writing including synopsis, thesis and manuscript and facilitated by Dr. Talat Mirza, Dr. Fauzia Shamim, Dr. Syeda Rakhshanda, Dr. Saeeda Baig, Dr. Shamim Mushtaq, Dr. Rehan Imad, Dr. Farah Ahmed and Mr. Shiraz Khurshid.

On day third, the first session was conducted by Dr. Iram Khursheed underpinning the important characteristics of educational research and types of researches on the basis of application in education. The educational research methods were further enhanced by Dr. Syeda Rakhshanda. Dr. Farah Ahmed and Dr. S. Hasan Danish followed forward to explain the available statistical methods and their utilization using SPSS.

The fourth day was devoted and conducted by Dr. Zulfiqar Umrani, Director ORIC and his team, Engr. Arbaz Adil and Ms. Ambreen Muzammil. They provided adequate knowledge about the ZU research & innovation ecosystem, research for impact, linkages & outreach 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. The workshop ended on an energizing and motivating session by an invited speaker Dr. Bilal Ahmed, ORIC Director at SZABIST.

The feedback provided by the participants was highly encouraging and positive for the coverage of all important and generic subject areas of research in minimum time. The participants appreciated the efforts of the organizers. They shared that such workshops are effective and valuable for faculty development and need to be promoted further for more specialized areas.