Below are the links to some of the
talks that I gave as part of a course on research methodology during
January to April, 2011. The
introduction gives the context in which the course was offered.
The presentation material does not capture the entire discussion
that was carried out during the course. It only provides a skeletal
view of the
material that has been covered. For most lectures, the slides were
augmented by oral explanations and examples.
and the first
lecture. The later lectures are divided into two
sections -- a discussion on general issues and a brief introduction to
the history and philosophy of science. Contents of the lectures have
been carefully proof-checked and are not necessarily in their final