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Workshop on

“Model Building and Validation for Research in Management

and Social Sciences”
May 29-31, 2014

The Department of Management Studies, Anna University had conducted a three day
workshop on Model building and Validation in March 2014 for research scholars and faculty
members who are pursuing research in Management or Social Sciences. Based on the
success of the first workshop a similar workshop is scheduled to be conducted during May
29-31, 2014.

The participants will gain insights and hands-on experience on

 The importance of literature review in identifying the research gaps

 Defining the concept, domain and building the model
 Developing the framework for descriptive research design
 Developing the scale for the research instrument
 Testing and validating the model

Who can attend?

Research Scholars who are pursuing their research in Management / Social Sciences, faculty
members with/without a doctoral degree interested in Management / Social Sciences
research and PG / M.Phil students of Management & Social Sciences.

Salient Features of the Workshop

 Motivated resource persons with significant experience in Management and Social

Sciences research.
 Hands-on learning through classroom exercises. The participants will learn to identify
the research gaps and build the model through supervised learning.
 Course materials and exercises developed by the resource persons.
 Insights into the application of software tools in model testing and validation.
 Certificates will be awarded to all participants who attend the workshop in full.

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Workshop fees

The fee for the three day workshop is 3000/- (Rupees three thousand only). This will
include the workshop kit, lunch and refreshments.

How to Register?

Participants who are interested to attend the workshop may register their details online by
clicking on the following link.


The course fee in the form of Demand draft for a sum of 3000 (Rupees Three Thousand
only) may please be taken in favour of the “Director, CPDE, Anna University” payable in
Chennai. Please write your full name, institution, mobile number and “Registration fee for
Model Building Workshop” in the rear side of the Demand draft.

The participants are requested to take a printout of the PDF document generated after on-line
registration and send the same along-with the Demand draft to “The Head of Department,
Department of Management Studies, Anna University, Chennai 600 025” by registered post
or by courier on or before 16. 05. 2014 (Friday). Please super-scribe on the envelope as
“Registration for workshop on Model Building”. The number of seats is limited and
registration on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration may close before 16.5.2014 if
the seats are filled.

For any queries please feel free to contact:

Dr. Jayanth Jacob - 044 2235 8772, 95000 64683

Mr. U. Madhan Rajan - 97903 08972

Ms. M. Nithya - 97870 79763

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Workshop on
“Model Building and Validation for Research in Management and Social Sciences”
May 29-31, 2014
Workshop Co-ordinator: Dr. Jayanth Jacob
Tentative Schedule
Session Thursday, May 29, 2014 Friday, May 30,2014 Saturday, May 31,2014
Timings ( Day 1 ) ( Day 2 ) ( Day 3 )
9.00 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.30 Ice-breaking

9:30 – 11.00 Research in Management Descriptive Research Design Model Validation using
and Social Sciences – An Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Resource Person:
Resource Person: Resource Person: Th. R.M Harindranath
Dr. G. Rajendran Dr. G. Rajendran
11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break

11:15 - 12:45 Role of Literature Review Scale Development Model Validation using
in Gap Identification and Structural Equation Modeling
Model Building

Resource Person: Resource Person: Resource Person:

Dr. Jayanth Jacob Dr. Jayanth Jacob Th. R.M Harindranath
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:15 In class exercise in Model In class exercises on scale Mediation Analysis
Building development in tune with the
model built in the previous
Resource Person:
Resource Person: Resource Person: Th. P. Murugan
Dr. Jayanth Jacob Dr. Jayanth Jacob
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 17:00 Supervised Learning on Supervised Learning on Scale Moderation Analysis

Model Building Development
Resource Person:
Resource Person: Resource Person: Th. P. Murugan
Dr. Jayanth Jacob Dr. Jayanth Jacob

Valedictory Function and

certificate distribution
The in class room exercises and supervised learning would be assisted by Th. U. Madhan Rajan, Ms M.
Nithya, Th. Mathew Thomas Gil and Th. Thomas John Fernando from the Dept. of Management Studies.

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