The School of Graduate Studies of Takoradi Technical University has organised a four-day intensive training programme designed to prepare post-graduate students in conducting research in their chosen field of study.
The second Postgraduate research bootcamp which ran from Tuesday 7th-Monday 10th November, 2023 attracted Masters of Technology students of Takoradi Technical University and selected MPhil and PhD students from KNUST’s Department of Industrial Art. Other graduate students from the University of Cape Coast and University of Education, Winneba also participated in the training.
With the goal of equipping students with the ability and knowledge to succeed in their research project, and more importantly complete them within time, the Research Bootcamp took participants through a journey of developing essential research skills such us writing for academic purposes, literature review, gathering, and analysing data, experimental design, and statistical analysis.
Dean of TTU’s School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Richard Acquaye, while emphasising the importance of the training in enabling participants to learn about various research methodologies and techniques, also encouraged students to make sure their time spent at the training ultimately impact positively on their academic endeavours.
“I entreat all participants to take full advantage of this significant opportunity as it will enable students to recognize the worth and potential influence of their research. I firmly believe that the training will assist students in honing their research plans and improve the quality of their work.”, he urged.
Professionals with expertise in the various areas of research took the over 70 participants through 3 sections over the four-day research Bootcamp.
Other officials who were present at the training included Prof. Ramos Asafo-Adjei, Director of IPELO, Dr. Naa Omai Sawyer, a Lecturer at the Department of Textile and Technology TTU, Prof. Abigail Padi of the Centre for Gender and Advocacy, Dr. Victor Fannam Nunfam, Dean of the Centre for Languages and Liberal Studies TTU, Prof. John Awuah Addor, Vice Dean, School of Graduate Studies TTU, Prof. Emmanuel Mensah Baah, Vice Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences, and Dr. Eudora Hagan, HoD of the Department of Tourism.