Science research should be validated by use of statistical packages, the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University K.Meena said on Tuesday.

Statistical packages, computer algorithms, science and information technology form a quadrangular network for research interpretations, Dr.Meena said addressing the valedictory session of a week-long UGC-sponsored training workshop on ‘Application of Statistical Packages in Commerce and Management Research' jointly organised by the Department of Life Long Learning and Department of Commerce and Financial Studies

The workshop guided 50 research scholars of Commerce and Management disciplines to identify and define research problems, develop research design, sample fundamentals and develop questionnaire. The participants were trained by G.Stephen Vincent , Professor of Statistics and K.Shanmuga Vadivel, Professor of Statistics from St.Joseph's College, and N.Vivek, of P.S.G Institute of Management.

During the valedictory session, Dr.Meena handed over the first CD of the courseware to V.Rajagopalan, Syndicate Member and Principal, Sri Venkaterswara College of Arts and Science, Peravurini, in the presence of K.Parthasarathy, Syndicate Member, Professor and Head, Department of Life Long Learning, and M.Selvam, Head, Department of Commerce and Financial Studies.

Prof. Parthasarathy spoke of the necessity of research methodology and statistical analysis to keep pace with the tremendous changes in the field of research while Prof. Selvam urged educational institutions to integrate higher education with research work to stimulate innovations.

S.Sekar, Principal, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, who inaugurated the workshop said research scholars should equip themselves with analytical skills to generate accurate and quick solution to the research problem. The usage of statistical techniques would improve the reliability, quality and timeliness of the research findings, he added.

Presiding over the inaugural session, P.Venuvanalingam, Professor, Head and Chair, School of Chemistry, and Syndicate Member, Bharathidasan University, said that numerical calculations have been made easy to the researchers of both Science discipline and Commerce/Management with the help of Statistical Packages.