Views on Scientific Research Methods: A Study of North Indian Engineering Faculty Members
Scientific research is a significant component in the field of education. It is a systematic effort not only to get proficiency in teaching but also to stimulate independent search for new knowledge, to unravel scientific issues and to identify how to study the information. This study aimed to investigate the views of North Indian engineering faculty members on the scientific research methods (SRM). The research data was collected through a structured questionnaire and interviews. The faculty members were asked questions about scientific research methods and their opinion about how to improve the effectiveness of engineering faculty in teaching and research. To this aim, the main effects of the scientific research methods on academics and research have been studied. The research work data was collected from more than five hundred faculty members and was analysed with the descriptive method. The findings indicate a positive relationship between teaching pedagogy and scientific research methods. The results also revealed that the engineering faculty members lacked knowledge about scientific research methods which further impedes the systematic teaching-learning process.