Programme Curriculum

60 hours (6 weeks)


₹ 3,000/-

Learning Outcome

After completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of research methodology.
  2. Formulate research questions, hypothesis and research objectives.
  3. Conduct a review of related comprehensive literature for the research.
  4. Select the suitable data collection method and sampling technique.
  5. Apply quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques to analyze and interpret research findings.
  6. Organize and present research results in a clear, coherent, and engaging manner, both orally and in written form.

Target Learners

Introduction to Research Methodology course is relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines. Therefore, this course is designed for anyone interested in learning research methodology to apply in their decision-making roles. Candidates with 10+2 qualification from any discipline can enroll for this course.

Course Overview

Introduction to Research Methodology is a fundamental course designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for conducting effective and rigorous research in various academic disciplines. This course focuses on equipping learners with the tools and techniques needed to design, execute, analyze, and present research projects. It emphasizes the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to address research questions and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. The course content is designed to introduce students to the basic principles, concepts, and processes involved in research methodology, to develop a comprehensive understanding of different research methods, approaches, and designs and to formulate research questions, hypotheses, and objectives. It further provides the students with the knowledge to select appropriate data collection methods and sampling techniques, familiarizes them with data analysis techniques, including quantitative and qualitative methods and enhances their abilities to critically evaluate and interpret research findings. This allows them to develop skills in organizing and presenting research results effectively.

Introduction to Research Methodology

  1. Definition and importance of research
  2. Types of research
  3. Research process and steps
  4. Components of research design
  5. Research variables and their operationalization
  6. Types of research designs (e.g., experimental, correlational, descriptive)

  1. Importance of literature review in research
  2. Conducting a comprehensive literature search
  3. Organizing and synthesizing literature
  4. Developing a conceptual framework

  1. Characteristics of good research questions
  2. Types of research hypotheses
  3. Formulating testable hypotheses

  1. Data collection methods (e.g., surveys, experiments)
  2. Measurement scales and instrument development
  3. Quantitative data analysis techniques (e.g., descriptive statistics, inferential statistics)
  4. Qualitative data collection techniques (e.g., interviews, observations, focus groups)
  5. Qualitative data analysis approaches (e.g., thematic analysis, content analysis)

  1. Concept of Sample and Sampling
  2. Sample design and types of samples
  3. Data collection tools and techniques
  4. Questionnaire design and survey administration
  5. Interview protocols and conducting interviews
  6. Observational methods and data recording

  1. Introduction to data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo)
  2. Data cleaning, coding, and entry
  3. Quantitative data analysis techniques (continued)
  4. Qualitative data analysis techniques (continued)

Learners will learn from articles, case studies, PPTs, eLearning material, videos, practical activities, assignments, webinars, live sessions, and discussions with fellow learners and mentors.

Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who attend a minimum of 2 live sessions and obtain a minimum score of 50% in all quizzes.