CUTM2378: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT (IPR)

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Dr. Abanikanta Bhadra

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CUTM2378: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT (IPR)

Course Objectives:

  • To develop an appropriate framework for research studies.
  • To develop an understanding of various research designs and techniques.
  • To identify various sources of information for literature review and data collection.
  • To develop an understanding of the ethical dimensions of conducting applied.
  • To Demonstrate enhanced Scientific writing skills.

Course Outcome:

  • Search, select and critically analyse research articles and papers.
  • Formulate and evaluate research questions.
  • Develop the ability to apply the methods while working on a research project work.
  • Describe the appropriate statistical methods required for a particular research design.
  • Choose the appropriate research design and develop appropriate. research hypothesis for a research project , warn the common mistakes in the field of research methodology.
  • To make expertise in academic writing, patenting.

COURSE SYLLABUS

TYPE OF COURSE (Theory+Project), T-P-Pr (2-0-2), Credit : 4

Module 1: Elementary Research Methodology

Research Concept, Objective, characteristics, Steps and Significance of Research, Arbitrary and Scientific Research, Research approaches. Types of research: Historical, Descriptive, Analytical, Case Study, Quantitative vs. qualitative, Conceptual, Empirical Action Research, Research Methods vs Methodology. Research Problems: Selection and definition of the research problems, formulating a research problem, identifying variables and Constructing hypothesis; Choosing a mentor, lab and research question; maintaining a lab notebook; Selection of problems - stages in the execution of research

Module II: Academic Writing and Presentation

 Technical writing skills - types of reports; layout of a formal report; standard of Journal (Impact Factor, Citation Index), Scientific writing skills - importance of communicating science; problems while writing a scientific document; plagiarism, software for plagiarism; scientific publication writing: elements of a scientific paper including abstract, introduction, materials & methods, results, discussion, references; drafting titles and framing abstracts; publishing scientific papers - peer review process and problems, recent developments such as open access and non-blind review; characteristics of effective technical communication; scientific presentations; ethical issues; scientific misconduct.

Module III: Scientific communication skills

Concept of effective communication- setting clear goals for communication; determining outcomes and results; barriers to effective communication; non-verbal communication- importance of body language, power of effective listening; Presentation skills - formal presentation skills; preparing and presenting using over-head projector, PowerPoint; defending interrogation; scientific poster preparation & presentation; participating in group discussions; Computing skills for scientific research - web browsing for information search.

Module IV: Introduction to IPR

Introduction to intellectual property; types of IP: patents, trademarks, copyright & related rights, industrial design, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, protection of new GMOs; IP as a factor in R&D; IPs of relevance to biotechnology and few case studies; plant variety protection and farmers rights.

Module V: Types of Patents

 Basics of patents: types of patents; Indian Patent Act 1970; recent amendments; WIPO Treaties; Budapest Treaty; Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and implications; filing of a patent application; role of a Country Patent Office; precautions before patenting-disclosure/non-disclosure - patent application- forms and guidelines including those of National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA) and other regulatory bodies, fee structure, time frames; types of patent applications: provisional and complete specifications.

PROJECTS

  1. Write a review article and submit to a journal
  2. Write a book chapter/ book for publishing
  3. Write an original article for a journal

Books:

  1. Geoffrey Marczyk, David De Matteo, David Festinger (2005) Essentials of Research Design and Methodology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  2. Carol Ellison (2010) McGraw-Hill’s Concise Guide to Writingv Research Papers, McGraw-Hill
  3. Kothari CR (2016) Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, New Age Pvt Ltd
  4. Ganbawale RM, (2017) Bioststistics and Research Methodology, New Central Book Agency
  5. Sinha, S.C. and Dhiman, A.K., (2002). Research Methodology, Ess Ess Publications. 2 volumes.
  6. Trochim, W.M.K., (2005). Research Methods: the concise knowledge base, Atomic Dog Publishing. 270p.
  7. Wadehra, B.L. (2000). Law relating to patents, trademarks, copyright designs and geographical indications. Universal Law Publishing.
  8. Neuman, W.L. (2008). Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, Pearson Education

SESSION PLAN

Session-1

Research Concept, Objective, characteristics, Steps and Significance of Research, Arbitrary and Scientific Research, Research approaches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSeeyJVD0JU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1bU4KOFwSg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJKXD3QD8Ho

Session-2

Types of research: Historical, Descriptive, Analytical, Case Study, Quantitative vs. qualitative, Conceptual, Empirical Action Research, Research Methods vs Methodology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFaKHyJGqvQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONqXS_froUw

Session-3

Research Problems: Selection and definition of the research problems, formulating a research problem, identifying variables and Constructing hypothesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BmjujlZExQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB6Fdw-LDiI

Session-4

Choosing a mentor, lab and research question; maintaining a lab notebook; Selection of problems - stages in the execution of research

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho1Wm8eL6CY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yElz9Vf9SU

Session-5

Technical writing skills - types of reports; layout of a formal report; standard of Journal (Impact Factor, Citation Index)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTeObbKXhSo

https://youtu.be/olGO_PTxIrU

Session-6

Scientific writing skills - importance of communicating science; problems while writing a scientific document; plagiarism, software for plagiarism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP-LcFQlEyo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCY6ANSOXQ

Session-7

Scientific publication writing: elements of a scientific paper including abstract, introduction, materials & methods, results, discussion, references

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYKBd6BDgMQ

https://youtu.be/Fm6pdg3uAPA

Session-8

Drafting titles and framing abstracts; publishing scientific papers - peer review process and problems, recent developments such as open access and non-blind review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV0fJOURJHo

https://youtu.be/-GvnyVZMNmk

Session-9

Characteristics of effective technical communication; scientific presentations; ethical issues; scientific misconduct.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5hHYCgstm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YkSVBNViNI

Session-10

Concept of effective communication- setting clear goals for communication; determining outcomes and results; barriers to effective communication; non-verbal communication- importance of body language, power of effective listening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqqiDw58NSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slq1nAhZuqE

Session-11

Presentation skills - formal presentation skills; preparing and presenting using over-head projector, PowerPoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp4ho9raVjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETX2uWeBDPw

https://youtu.be/1fs_jqXGs8s

Session-12

Defending interrogation; scientific poster preparation & presentation; participating in group discussions; Computing skills for scientific research - web browsing for information search.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVV_93mBfSU

https://youtu.be/wAbyHTEeFxc

https://youtu.be/vMSaFUrk-FA

Session-13

Introduction to intellectual property; types of IP: patents, trademarks, copyright & related rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_W1194uwJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5dhYjGRBb0

Session-14

Industrial design, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, protection of new GMOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJCqOe5Cmhg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfSvIpTgekE

Session-15

IP as a factor in R&D; IPs of relevance to biotechnology and few case studies; plant variety protection and farmers’ rights.

https://youtu.be/Kb5c2Ousakc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HlTRSnr7zw

Session-16

Basics of patents: types of patents; Indian Patent Act 1970; recent amendments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKjyGKl4L9E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZREm0_THVg

Session-17

WIPO Treaties; Budapest Treaty; Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and implications.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ZwyNqKVzw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KU7K0Dm1dU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Q0Aqsut4k

Session-18

Filing of a patent application; role of a Country Patent Office; precautions before patenting-disclosure/non-disclosure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmvAeCL0IHQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7magN5a4UHc

Session-19

Patent application- forms and guidelines including those of National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA) and other regulatory bodies

https://youtu.be/477XOjnUaJQ

https://youtu.be/ORhWGkOAdmw

https://patentinindia.com/documents-required-patent-filing-india/

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