Chandigarh May 21, 2019
Social Justice and Ethical Issues through the Lens of Qualitative Research
The second day of the seven days National workshop on Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences with focus theme Equity and Social Justice from May 20 -29, 2019, organised by Centre for Academic Leadership & Education Management (CALEM), Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme of MHRD witnessed sessions by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary from Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
He dwelled on the relevance of qualitative studies with varied examples. In first session he apprised the participants with the concept and limitations of randomised controlled trials which is an important tool to build evidence for policy research. The focus of second sessions was on measuring equity and social justice in education. He deliberated on how and why there is this inequality and social injustice in context of neoliberalism. He emphasised with evidences that neo liberal policies
effected the education sector and created inequities in society.
The third session was focused on ethical issues in research and questions of equity and social justice by Prof. Sucha Singh Gill, Member of Revenue Commission, Government of Punjab, Former Director General Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, Former Professor & Head Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala. He focused on inequity and how we are concealing instead of revealing through data.
Earlier, Prof. Satvinderpal Kaur, Program Coordinator introduced the resource persons. The sessions were interactive and evoked pertinent questions by the participants which were explicated vividly by the experts.
The sessions of day two concluded with vote of thanks to all resource persons by Dr. Kuldeep Kaur, Program and CALEM Co-coordinator.