Programme PhD Term III Academic Year 2021-22

Course title Research Methods-II Area PhD Credits 1.50

Prof. Dhiman Bhadra,
Prof. Namrata Chindarka

Course Description & Objectives
Description and Objectives:
This course has been designed to give students a comprehensive overview of some of the major statistical tools and techniques which are used extensively in management research. The aim is to instill a sound understanding of both the underlying theoretical basis of each of the techniques as well as their applicability in analysing real-life scenarios. Datasets and cases from diverse areas (like business administration, economics, and public policy) and top-ranked publications will be analysed which will go a long way in reinforcing the theoretical and conceptual understanding of the respective methodologies.
It is expected that by the end of the course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the various techniques and their applications so that they can use those in analysing data they may encounter during their doctoral research and beyond. In addition to learning the statistical techniques, this course will also expose students to statistical programming using softwares such as R and Stata.
Although sincere efforts have been made to include topics which are current, sufficiently in-depth coverage of all the topics may not be feasible due to paucity of time. Having said that, students are advised to acquire additional expertise in any specific topic by choosing advanced courses offered by various relevant academic areas of the institute.