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Scientific Writing for Graduate Students and SPSS Based Data Analysis and Citation Tools”

Scientific Writing for Graduate Students and SPSS Based Data Analysis and Citation Tools”

A live Webinar was organized by “Prodigy-A Science Association”, Faculty of Science, SGT University jointly with Amity University, Haryana. There were 188 registrations and it went on live on Facebook also. The participants comprised of UG/PG students, research scholars from various diaspora. The webinar was divided in three subsections as mentioned below;

  • Scientific Writing
  • SPSS based Data Analysis
  • Citation Tools

Prof Vijay kumar, began the session by laying the outline of the presentation and its relevance in academic and scientific activities. He gave details on various types of writing processes and how to begin with formal scientific writing. He also gave insights on the general challenges faced by the researches in writing research proposal and discussed various strategies to deal with such scenario.

The talk also highlighted the fact that plagiarism exists in intentional or unintentional ways and how to make sure to avoid them. The writing skill enhancement and various strategies to write were discussed in detail. Stages of research was discussed which gave insights into systematic reviews, collecting resources and compiling them methodically, analyzing the patterns and lacunas etc.. After which he explained that a researcher needs to have a clear idea about how to do the study and to make notes for it on a day-to-day basis. A practical demonstration on use of SPSS for various types of data and hypothesis were demonstrated. The SPSS demonstration of some of the common test tools such as t-test, ANOVA and correlation were performed.

Dr. Leena then took over continued the webinar with details on citation. She explained that citation was an important part of the research process and she also gave a live presentation on use of Mendeley for the same. Various methods to safeguard the references, store them, taking notes for the research manuscript and storing them for effective and appropriate use was explained in detail by her.

All in all, the webinar was very informative, relevant and necessary in the times of this pandemic where young energetic minds can be sown the seeds and inclined towards research. It also guided professionals on taking important notes and enhancing their knowledge for further streamlining their own though process and giving character to their work.