Research Scholars' Collective (RSC) is an informal collective of research scholars, students and researchers interested in the social life of Kerala. Operations of RSC are supported by the Social Sciences Division of IRTC. RSC has been involved with the academic research community of Kerala for the past two years through various activities and programmes. Strengthening the research capabilities of those involved/interested in socially committed research has been one of the main aims of RSC. A series of training workshops were organised with this aim. The workshops gathered positive feedback from participants. The topics ranging from 'preparing research proposals', 'quantitative research methods', 'qualitative research', 'using ICT in social science research' and 'academic and popular writing and publishing' were included in the topics of these workshops. Formation of thematic groups to discuss and study various social issues relevant to Kerala was another activity taken up. Currently we are also involved in consultations regarding the first Kerala Researchers' Conclave, to be held later this year.
As part of this year's training programmes, RSC invites applications for the three day workshop on 'Introduction to Qualitative Research' to be held at Department of Statistics, Payyannur College, from 2017 May 12 to 14 . The department of Statistics, Payyannur College are the academic collaborators of this workshop. The workshop is part of the series of workshops and related activities being carried out by RSC, with building up research acumen of Research Scholars and students in mind. Theory and practical sessions are included to facilitate wholesome learning. Experts in different areas of social research will handle topics, ranging from the philosophy and necessity of qualitative research, to the tools and methods to be used in qualitative enquiry. Registration can be done online using the following link: