IMS Law College organized Workshop on Research Methodology and Article Writing

Research is finding out what we  don't already know. No one knows everything, but everybody
knows something. There are two basic purposes for research: to learn something, or to gather 
evidence. The first, to learn something, is for our own benefit. It is almost impossible for a 
human to stop learning. Research is organized learning, looking for specific things to add to our store of knowledge.Keeping in the above-stated objective IMS Law College  organized 
Workshop on Legal Research Methodology and Article Writing on Aus 6th 15  at IMS Seminar
Hall. The speakers of this workshop were Mr. Nitesh Kumar Upadhyay (Asst. Professor and 
founder of and Ms. Corina Renate Coupette (Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich, Germany). The workshop commenced with the introductory remarks given by Dr. Niti Sinha (HoD, Law) regarding importance of research in every field of law whether litigation, judiciary or pursuing academics. Mr. Nitish Kr Upadhyay commenced the workshop by giving the introduction of research that Research not only generates useful insight and confidence but also acts as a stimulant for academic growth. Sound conceptual understanding of various research methods, research instruments, tools and techniques is an essential prerequisite for conducting empirical research. 
For undergoing high quality research and writing good research papers, one requires to collect, interpret and logically document the information. The art of drawing coherent conclusions, supported by appropriate research tools and reference citation is vital for quality research work. 
The recent innovations in statistical applications, availability of statistical software applications allow scholars/researchers to test more complex, multilevel and dynamic models.
The key objective of this work shop is to enable the students:
 to formulate a research proposal;
 to develop suitable Research Methods & Data Analytical Tools;
 to draw better conclusions from the analysis; and
 to write a good Research Paper.
Types of Research
 Doctrinal or Traditional or Non- Empirical legal research 
 Non-Doctrinal legal research also called as fact research modes of doing empirical 
He gave introduction how to write a research paper and kept some of the points while 
framing a research paper:
o Identification and formulation of research problem 
o Prepare the research design 
o Form a hypothesis 
o Research methodology followed by the researcher
o The provision of law and also the constitutional provisions regarding the article and list of international soft and hard laws dealing with the topic
o The main content of the article
o Conclusion and Suggestion 
o Sources of research  
1. Primary sources 
2. Secondary sources  
3. Internet sources 
o Footnoting
o Bibliography  
Large no of students participated in the workshop and they feel energized for writing a research paper by discussing queries with speaker related to facing problem in writing paper and using legal research methodology.Guest Speaker also recorded their point of view in Salaam Namaste (Community Radio)  in Campus.


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