Amrita Center for Research and Development (ACRD), in collaboration with the Center for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality, offers a workshop for researchers on Defining and Refining - Research Methodology Workshop on First Steps in Research from August 2 - 4, 2019.


  • Dr. Padma Rao Sahib (University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Sandeep Pillai (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)

One of the challenges that a starting researcher (or a more seasoned researcher who is starting on a new research project) faces is how to transform an interest in a broad area of research into a feasible, specific and precise research question. The original inspiration need not necessarily come from an interest in a broad area of research, but could also come from a particular project or outcome that makes a lasting impression. Even in this case, writing an academic research article involves finding a perspective using which we can investigate this particular outcome and eventually placing it in a larger scientific setting (related to what is called the inductive approach).

This summer workshop is intended to expose researchers to tools to help them delineate and define research questions for themselves. We will learn how to go from “ I am interested in xx” or “I would like to do something about xx..” to a specific problem statement. The workshop will be a combination of lectures, presentations by students and feedback sessions.

Limited seats open.

About Center for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment is one of UNESCO’s global priorities. To exercise the basic human right of gender equality, women across the world require equal access to education, employment, and basic services. Presently, women lack access to these basic requirements for a variety of reasons due to various local cultural and socio-economic influences, geography, legal structures, etc.


Sreeram Kongeseri,
Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
 Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.,
Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India

Event Details
2019-08-02 09:00 to 2019-08-04 17:00
Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment