Opening Ceremony FJWU Organize workshop on "The Philosophy and Techniques for Quantitative Research"

Rawalpindi: Department of Economics Fatima Jinnah Women University organize two days workshop on “The Philosophy and Techniques for Quantitative Research”.

Vice Chancellor, PIDE Prof. Dr. Asad Zaman was the keynote speaker while addressing with students on this occasion he said that generally in quantitative analysis researcher tends to ignore nature of the data and focus on complex analysis without studying the data itself resulting in incorrect conclusion.
Chief Guest of the workshop Vice Chancellor FJWU Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir thanks Vice Chancellor, PIDE Prof. Dr. Asad Zaman to join this workshop and appreciated the initiative of the Department of Economics to organizing this wonderful workshop and said FJWU aims to promote the highest standards of academic excellence in teaching and research.

Firstly Coordinator of workshop and Chairperson of Economics department Dr. Bushra Yasmin give briefed introduction of the workshop and said the workshop aims to orient the participants in understanding the processes and stages of quantitative research as well as to equip them with practical skills required to carry out analysis of quantitative datasets. The workshop is designed to include illuminating lectures and presentations in philosophy of research as well as building an understanding of various stages of data analysis. The instruction also includes techniques and training in descriptive and inferential analysis in both univariate and multivariate settings using a variety of specialized software.

Almost 50 interested students and faculty of multiple disciplines of FJWU attended the workshop and workshop is divided into 4 sessions.

In first session Prof. Dr. Naheed Zia Khan give a detailed lecture and cover these topics philosophy of research, why human kind need to conduct research, history of Quantitative research, ontological and epistemological characteristics of quantitative research and Variables behavioral characteristics.

In second session Dr. Faiza Azhar Khan talked about phases and stages of research process, data, data types, sources and data analysis in quantitative research and at the end question answers session was held which was helpful for students to resolves their problems or confusions.

At the end Vice Chancellor FJWU Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir presented souvenir to Vice Chancellor, PIDE Prof. Dr. Asad Zaman.