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Training Workshop on Scale Development in Social Sciences, June 10-14, 2019

Scale Development is an integral part of social science research which helps in measuring the abstract social and behavioural concepts more accurately. Scales are increasingly being used in psychology, marketing, HRM, extension, sociology and other social science disciplines as tools of understanding the social and behavioural phenomenon for advancing knowledge, sharpening technical and managerial skills, improving organisational climate and employee efficiency and developing or refining policies. With the advancements in the measurement theories in the last three decades, the scale development process has witnessed a structural change in its philosophy, content, approaches and tools

About the workshop

The Training Workshop on Scale Development in Social Sciences is organised by the Southern Regional Station, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Bengaluru in collaboration with Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA), CRISP, MANAGE and ICAR-CTCRI to equip the scientists, academicians and research scholars from extension, economics, sociology, psychology, business management and other related disciplines with critical skills in developing, using and obtaining copyright for scales. The workshop will follow a “nuts and bolts” approach by covering all aspects of psychometrics with adequate “hands-on” experiences on specific techniques. This workshop broadly covers the following aspects:

  1. Measurement in Social Science Research
  2. Approaches and theories of measurement – CTT, GT, IRT
  3. Scale development – Need, Approaches and Strategies
  4. Construct conceptualisation –Dimensionality, first order and second order constructs, formative/reflective
  5. Reliability assessment – internal consistency/ temporal stability, inter-rater reliability
  6. Assessment of validity – construct validity and others
  7. A framework for developing summated rating scales through Structural Equation Modelling – Exploratory Factor analysis and Confirmatory factor analysis
  8. Scale development with Partial Least Squares
  9. Other scaling methods – Equally-appearing intervals, paired comparison and Semantic Differential
  10. Developing Scales for Social Media Research
  11. Copyright protection and translation of scales

Resource persons

This workshop is designed by the AESA Technical Team comprising of Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman (CRISP), Dr P. Sethuraman Sivakumar (ICAR-CTCRI), Dr. Saravanan Raj (MANAGE). Apart from technical team, key resource persons will be drawn from SRS-NDRI, NIMHANS, IIT/NITs and other experts from Bengaluru.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for scientists, faculties, research scholars and students from any social and behavioural science disciplines. The maximum number of participants for the Workshop is 25.

Programme duration

June 10-14, 2019


ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station, Bengaluru

Workshop fee

The workshop fee is Rs. 5000/-, which includes course fee, boarding and lodging for five days during the workshop period. The workshop fee may be paid in the form of online NEFT transfer to the following beneficiary

Name of the beneficiary: Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP)

Account No. : Current Account No: 908102000000064

Bank Name: IDBI Bank Ltd.

Bank Address: IDBI Bank Ltd., ICRISAT Head Quarters, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India-502324.

IFS Code : IBKL0000908

MICR Code : 500259006

Swift Code : IBKLINBB002

How to apply?

The applicants are requested to fill the Registration form attached with this brochure and send the scanned copy to the Organising Secretary. The last date for receiving the nominations is June 5, 2019. The seats will be allotted on first-cum-first serve basis. The selected candidates will be intimated on June 6, 2019.

For any programme specific queries, please contact Dr. S. Subash, Scientist & Organising Secretary, SRS-NDRI, Email; Mobile: 9739799807