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NATIONALINSTITUTEOFADVANCEDSTUDIESINARCHITECTUREPUNE

TrainingProgramme 9thto13thApril2012.

RESEARCHMETHODOLOGYINARCHITECTURE
Conductedby:Dr.R.K.Pandit,ProfessorMITS,Gwalior.

Thisprogrammeisbeingrepeatedforthebenefitofallthosewhowantedto participateinthelastprogrammebutcouldnotbeaccommodatedduetolimited seats.

Hurry!!LimitedSeats!!Lastdateforregistration:23rdMarch2012
Research is a structured enquiry that utilizes acceptable scientific methodology to solve problems and create new knowledge that is generally applicable. Scientific methods consist of systematicobservation,classificationandinterpretationofdata. Althoughweengageinsuchaprocessinourdailylife,thedifferencebetweenourcasualdayto day generalisation and the conclusions usually recognized as scientific method lies in the degreeofformality,rigorousness,verifiabilityandgeneralvalidityoflatter. In scientific and technological world, research is a process of collecting, analyzing and interpretinginformationtoanswerquestions.Buttoqualifyasresearch,theprocessmusthave certain characteristics. The practice includes philosophies, validity, reliability, unbiased reporting and objective. The process must, as far as possible, be controlled, rigorous, systematic,validandverifiable,empiricalandcritical.

Researchisgenerallycategorisedasfollows:
1.Applicationofresearchstudy 2.Objectivesinundertakingtheresearch 3.Inquirymodeemployed.

Courseobjectives:
Architecture and its allied fields are in a formative stage of research and the overall broader objectiveistoequiparchitectswithtoolsandtechniquesofresearch. This course focuses on contemporary concerns and issues associated with research in architecture,bothforarchitecturalpracticeandacademics. It is intended to provide architects with in depth knowledge of concept /methods for research in architecture and to assist in contextualizing their research in terms of existing knowledge, andvarietiesofresearchstrategies. The programme provides a platform for the devising, development and refinement of a rigorousresearchmethodology. Several related topics of relevance such as such as, pursuing doctoral research, the UGC norms for doctoral research etc. would also be discussed during the course of the programme so that

participants can carry out their PhD or Project research in a more meaningful manner and contributepositivelytotheprofessionatlarge.

Thisprogrammeisdesignedtoincludeasfollows:
1.FormulatingtheResearchProblem 2.ExtensiveLiteratureReview 3.Developingtheobjectives 4.PreparingtheResearchDesignincludingSampleDesign 5.CollectingtheData 6.AnalysisofData 7.GeneralisationandInterpretation 8. Preparation of the Report or Presentation of ResultsFormal write ups of conclusions reached. Interested participants, preferably having Masters Degree in Architecture and its allied subjects,canregisterfortheprogramme. Participants are required to mail a copy of their research topic brief of one page along with registrationformtoniasa.2005@gmail.comandniasa.ttp@gmail.com As the programme is extensive and exhaustive, participants are required to bring with them theirlaptopsforallpurposes.

RegistrationFee:
(DemandDraftpayableto"CouncilofArchitecture",NewDelhi) Forteachersinschoolsofarchitecture: Rs.3000/(inclusiveofsitevisitsifscheduled,delegatekitandcoursematerial) Rs. 5000/ (inclusive of accommodation on CDSA campus on twin sharing basis, site visits if scheduled,delegatekitandcoursematerial) Forprofessionals: Rs.7000/(inclusiveofsitevisitsifscheduled,delegatekitandcoursematerial). Rs. 8000/ (inclusive of accommodation on CDSA campus on twin sharing basis, site visits if scheduled,delegatekitandcoursematerial). Foraccompanyingnontechnicalperson: Rs. 900/ per person per day (for accommodation and meals) on CDSA campus on sharing basis,subjecttoavailability.