With a three-day workshop on research methodology for its faculty inaugurated on Wednesday, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will be focusing more on research activities, officials said.

Organized by IGNOU’s School of Management Studies (SOMS), the workshop would help in developing research skills and hands-on practice for analyzing research data and also create a sound research culture.

According to vice-chancellor Gopinath Pradhan, the workshop will also provide faculty members with necessary research and statistical tools to enable them to make a research design.

“Since IGNOU has already developed high quality course material for large number of learners, it is now opportune time that attention may be concentrated on research activities in the campus,” Nawal Kishor, director, SOMS said.