PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

QUESTIONNAIRE CONSTRUCTION WITH R-SCRIPT

Background
Operation Research deals with both objective and subjective optimization in Industry. Questionnaire based survey is the key to subjective optimization. Industrial productivity, Employee engagement. Industrial safety and Organizational citizenship depend on organizational design where in organizational and employee needs are optimized. One reliable and valid Questionnaire assists us to understand where to and how much change is to be made for optimization.

Questionnaire is the set of items having high discriminative and associative power with the research construct. The construct is multidimensional to gauge multidimensional attributes of construct. The questionnaire was invented by the Statistical Society of London in 1838. A copy of the instrument is published in the Journal of the Statistical Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1838, pages 5–13. Questionnaires have advantages over some other types of surveys in that they are cheap, do not require as much effort from the questioner as verbal or telephone surveys, and often have standardized answers that make it simple to compile data.

R script is useful to understand the reliability, validity and multidimensional attributes of the questionnaire as well as the construct.

R is widely taught in business courses. R is open source, comes for free and is widely known. Furthermore, R provides a multitude of numerical optimization packages that are readily available. At the same time, R is widely used in industry, making it a suitable and skillful tool to lever the potential of numerical optimization.

Aim of the workshop
The aim of the workshop on R-programming is to make the participants equipped with R-codes and its application in questionnaire construction in qualitative and/or quantitative research studies.

Major Topics
Principles of Questionnaire construction, Fundamental concept of R codes, Data visualization, Testing Reliability and validity of questionnaire with R codes.  

Pre-requisites for participants
Knowledge of Basic statistics, Questionnaire based survey experience, Laptop and its accessories, Download of R and R-studio, Internet access

Registration Fee

 The registration fee per participant is NPR 15,000  (Fifteen Thousand Nepalese Rupees)

The Resource Persons

 Prof. Dr. Debudulal Duttaroy.
The resource person for the workshop is Prof. Dr. Debudulal Duttaroy. Dr. Debdulal Dutta Roy is Professor of the Psychology Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1990. He completed Post Graduation in Psychology with specialization in Abnormal Psychology from the University of Calcutta , 1982. He started schooling from the Ramakrishna Mission Boys’ Home, Rahara, West Bengal. He is registered Ph.D. supervisor of the Calcutta University.

[https://www.isical.ac.in/~ddroy/]

.Susmita Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, VGSOM IIT Kharagpur, Member Rekhi Cenre for happiness research, IIT Kharagpur (Ph.D.,Calcutta University, Fellow ISI, Kolkata)

 Susmita Mukhopadhyay’s areas of specialization include Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology, Business Values and Ethics, and Organizational Behaviour. A gold medalist in M.Sc.Applied Psychology from Calcutta University, she is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award and Search of Excellence Award. She was selected for the Microfinance Researchers Alliance Fellow Program Centre for microfinance, Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai, in 2009. She has published papers in national and international journals and presented papers in national and international conferences. She is guiding 10 PhD scholars presently and 2 have successfully completed. She has examined PhD thesis of reputed Institutes. She has developed online courses in the NPTEL platform on organizational Behaviour and Business Ethics and has developed courses and served as life skill instructor for the induction program of the B-Tech students of IIT Kharagpur

Date:  August 3-5, 2018 (Three days)
Venue:  School of Management,Tribhuvan University ( SOMTU), Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Time:  9:00 to 17:00 PM (20 hours in total)
Participants: 50
Registration open: 2nd May to 30th June, 2018
Contact: Dr. Gobinda Tamang (984 128 4716)

 

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