Tuesday, 31 July 2012

WORKSHOP ON INTERVENTION RESEARCHES - Department of Social Work


 
REPORT OF
WORKSHOP ON INTERVENTION RESEARCHES
DATE: 27th and 28th July 2012

The workshop was aimed at updating the knowledge base and application orientation in Intervention researches in social work practice. The sessions were lead by Dr. D.K. Lal Das, Director, R. M. College of Social Work and Research Centre, Hyderabad, Dr. Tony Sam George, HOD, Dept. of Psychology, and Dr. Bino Thomas, Coordinator, Dept. of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore. 33 participants including, practitioners, academicians, and scholars from various universities and schools of social work participated in the workshop. Interactive lectures, discussions, group activities, presentations were the methodology applied by the resource persons. 
Workshop started at 9.15 am on the first day with an informal opening note by Dr. Bino Thomas, Coordinator, Dept. of social work and self introduction of the participants, followed by message from the Dean, Prof. John Joseph Kennedy. 

First technical session was on “Introduction to Intervention research in social work” by    Dr. Tony Sam George, HOD, Dept. of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore; on second day, he covered “Principles of interpreting data” and “Researchers abilities in intervention researches”.
The topics covered by Dr. Lal Das on first day were, “Designs in Intervention Researches”, “Steps in Intervention Research, modalities of intervention research”. Second day, he had an informal discussion with participants on their research study methodology, followed by a session on measurements, statistical tools and data analysis. He could deliver an interactive lecture on “Research Publications” to our III Sem MSW students on the same day. The second day started with a recap of the first day session by a participant Mr. Simon Joseph.

Dr. Bino Thomas, handled the first two sessions of the second day. The topics covered were, “Principles of program development”. The workshop ended at 4.15 pm.

Conclusion session started with evaluation of the workshop by participants. They acknowledged the resourcefulness of the workshop content and its applicability in social work research. The participant’s feedback reflected that, the workshop could sensitize, enhance the knowledge of the Social Work educators, researchers and practitioners on intervention research designs. All participants left a positive comment to the organizing committee. Dr. Sheeja Karalam, Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work made the conclusion remark and vote of thanks at the end of the session.  Certificates were distributed.

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