The Department of Microbiology organized a Workshop on Exploring Research Methodologies - St. Xavier's College

On the 20th and 27th of March 2019, a workshop was conducted by Dr. Marielou Ferraro of the Microbiology Department of St. Xaviers College on the topic Exploring Research Methodologies;.

The workshop was attended by 35 students and covered several crucial aspects in the area of research in any field of Science. The workshop began with a short introduction on how to begin any piece of research, and the exhaustive methods that need to be employed to produce a complete, concise and non-plagiarised paper. Microsoft Excel was to plot graphs and charts. They also learnt about descriptive and inferential statistics, and what sets the two apart. Dr Marielou discussed the development of outdated procedures such as the OVAT method into technology-assisted and more efficient applications such as the Plackett Burman Design which allows for the same amount of work to be done under less time and using less manual work. The workshop was very informative and will help all involved in any future research work they pursue.

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