Certificate Course on Research Methodology & Scientific Writing

Course Commencement
BatchAdvertisement for next intakeCommencement
Batch 1Last week of NovemberFirst week of January
Batch 2 Last week of MayFirst 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 assignment
  • If you fails to attend at least 80% of the lectures, you will not be eligible for the certificate
  • If you fulfilled the 80% attendance but failed from the 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