Certificate Course on Research Methodology & Scientific Writing

Course Commencement
Batch Advertisement for next intake Commencement
Batch 1 Last week of November First week of January
Batch 2  Last week of May First week of July
Course Coordinators

Dr. Shantha Wijesinghe
Department of Geography
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Mrs. Dileepa Endagama
Department of Decision Sciences
Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce


Certificate Eligibility Criteria
  • Required to fulfill both 80% attendance and examination/assignment
  • If you fail to attend at least 80% of the lectures, you will not be eligible for the certificate
  • If you fulfilled the 80% attendance but failed the Examination/assignment also not eligible for the certificate
Lecture Plan
  • Introduction to Research
  • Main research Approaches
  • Research Philosophy
  • The scientific Method
  • Grounded Theory
  • Reviewing Literature
  • Research Problem Declaration
  • Objective Designing
  • Conceptualization of Research
  • Construction of Hypothesis and Testing
  • Levels of Measurement
  • Sampling Techniques: Quantitative
  • Sampling Techniques: Qualitative
  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Questionnaire Designing
  • Quantitative Data Analysis I
  • Quantitative Data Analysis II
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Writing Your Research Proposal
  • In-text Citations and Referencing
  • Documenting Your Research


Contact us

Mr. Atheeq: 011 288 1565 (Intercom 1565) / 076 22 42 138

email: rmsw.fgs@sjp.ac.lk