Delivering an introductory lecture on ‘Research Study’ Professor Nayani Melegoda, the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, reflected on the core elements of a Research Proposal. She also discussed the core theories of International Relations, the criteria for selecting a Research Topic as well as how students should develop Research Questions and Problems.
In her presentation, Professor Melegoda discussed pertinent areas of Research and stimulated great interest to explore the entire expanse of current affairs. Paying particular attention on how a Literature Review should be developed, Professor Melegoda also advised students on the importance of paying adequate attention to accurately reference academic material.
Wrapping up her presentation, Professor Melegoda noted the diverse Research Methodologies applied by scholars and the importance of utilizing a suitable methodology for their Dissertation.
The 6th Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs Course inauguration took place on the 14th of June 2019. The course is conducted at the BIDTI in collaboration with the University of Colombo. The Course is open for those who have successfully completed the Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs course and possess a degree from a University recognized by the University Grant Commission.
Through this course, participants are able to gain a firm grounding on topics such as research ethics, methodologies and methods which will enable them to develop a comprehensive research on a topic related to international relations.