Workshop on Capacity Development in Social Sciences @ Institute of Development Studies Kolkata

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A week-long Workshop on Capacity Development for Young Health Researchers in Social Sciences (February 4-8, 2013)
Organised by
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata is organising a week-long workshop on Capacity Development during February 4-8, 2013 at the Salt Lake Campus of the Institute for young health researchers in Social Sciences pursuing MPhil/PhD programme or working in colleges/universities/research institutes, in government, in NGOs or in Media, having a Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Course objective
This workshop is intended for those who are interested in capacity development in health research in order to have a better understanding of various health issues by drawing on knowledge from relevant disciplines related to health, quantitative and qualitative tools for health research and perspectives of different stakeholders in the health sector. The workshop is designed for providing the participants a broad conceptual framework for understanding health related issues. Given its limited scope, the workshop will attempt to provide the participants hands-on experience on how to use evidence and tools (quantitative and qualitative) in health research as a social scientist, while taking into account the perspectives of different stakeholders and doing justice to the ethical consideration.

List of topics

The workshop will contain classroom lectures, interactive sessions and workshops on the
following broad topics:
 Overview of contemporary health research issues
 Conceptual and measurement issues on crucial health variables

 Introduction to Indian database on health
 Philosophical issues in the measurement of health inequality
 Quantitative approach to analyse health data
 Qualitative methods in health research
 Development of survey instrument in health research

 Issues in health care financing
 Environmental health issues
 Statistical software for health data analysis (Training on ADePT)
 Health Research in Social Science: perspective of physicians
 Health Research in Social Science: perspective of health administrators and policy makers

 Health Research Issues: Perspective of a community based organization
 Health Programme Evaluation
 Ethical Issues in health research

Facilities:
 All the outstation participants will be provided with local hospitality including

accommodation with twin sharing basis.
 No travel and daily allowances will be paid.
 Essential reading materials will be provided either in soft or paper versions
 After the completion of the workshop, participants will be awarded with certificates of participation.

Who can apply?
Young health researchers in social sciences pursuing MPhil or PhD programme or working in colleges/universities/research institutes, in government, in NGOs or in Media, having a Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Intake Capacity: 30
Procedure for Application
Filled in application in a prescribed form (downloadable from institute’s website) can either be sent electronically or through speed post/registered post/courier/by hand. Address for sending/submitting application: Dr Subrata Mukherjee, Programme Coordinator: Workshop on Human Development, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, DD-

27/D, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700064; Email address for electronic submission of application: workshop.idsk For further clarification you may contact Dr
Subrata Mukherjee (Email address: msubrata100, phone number (033) 23213120, 23213121, 23213199, extension number 51). The filled in application must

reach the Institute on or before December 17, 2012.
Registration Fee
Rs. 500/- by cash
To be paid on the first day of the workshop, i.e. on February 4, 2013 at the venue.
Last date of submitting application 17th December, 2012

Date of notifying selected participants
December 24th December 2012
Workshop
February 4-8, 2013
Workshop Venue
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (Salt Lake Campus)
DD-27/D, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 064, West Bengal

Website: www.idsk.edu.in
Tel +91 33 2321 3120, 2321 3121, 2321 3199
Fax +91 33 2321 3119
http://idsk.edu.in/common/file/Health_%20Workshop_%20Final_2012.pdf

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