Research is a complex process of thinking, analysis, application and drawing inferences, precisely and effectively, out of the entire inquires and experimentation. It needs design, tools and techniques. A well organized research process trains up mind for logical thinking, meaningfully correlating cause with effect, process with product, and hypotheses with empirical results. This book has gone deeper into the designing of research to high and non-liner programming, sampling to multivariate analytical tools, and also includes participatory research and techniques. We are hugely optimistic that the book will cater a wide spectrum of post graduate students and Ph.D. Scholars, Candidates for ICAR/UGC NET, and also a genre of Professionals in multi-disciplinary pursuits and scholastic practices
Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Acharya, former Head, Dept. of Agril Extension and Director, Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, WB, born on 6th October, 1960, started his career as Assistant Professor at BCKV in 1988 and has been in teaching, research and extension over 30 years. An erudite teacher and an elegant speaker as he is, Prof. Acharya, was the topper in his MSc (Ag) academic career in Agril. Extension,is internationally acclaimed for his unique research domain of Social Entropy and Energy Metabolism, Social Ecology and Environmental Sociology, Enterprise Ecology Framework, Farm Stewardships: The Transition from Conservation, Technology Socialization Process, and The Social Ecology of Livelihood, which have got tremendous policy as well as scholastic importance. Research Publication: 180 in National and International Journals. Book Publication:83 books authored / co-authored, covering topics Participatory Extension Planning and Management; Value addition and quality management, Extension Strategy for Natural Resource Management; Horticulture Management with Quality Issues, Technology Socialization Process; Fish bio-diversity; Income and Livelihood; Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship Building; Women’s participation in Panchayat; Gender Issues in Floriculture; Technology gap in Floriculture; Enterprise Synergy in Agriculture; Disaster Management; Social Metabolism, Farm Energy Metabolism, Community Perception on Climate Change , Social Entropy and Chaos, Research areas of Publication: Community Forest Management and Role performance by EDC and FPC; Social forestry and community participation (paper published in Indian Forester); Technology Diffusion and Socialization, Primary Education :Dropout Problem, Nutrition and Livelihood; Fish Ecology and Community Indexing of Fish Biodiversity; Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Analysis; Development Communication; Diffusion Approach in Forestry and Animal Enterprise; PRA, PLA, BME etc. Membership of Distinction: Chancellor Nominee on selection committee; Member of Agriculture Commission; Marketing and Extension Sub Committee, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert member WWF projects in BTR (Buxa Tiger Reserve Project); Expert member; DFID project on Primary Education (DPEP); REIA, Visited Italy, France, Germany, China , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Delivered 13 Key note addresses in International Congress, Chaired 17 Sessions in International conferences, Editors of a score of national and international journals.He has so far been awarded with 9 best paper awards in National and International Conferences, Organizing Secretary of two International Conferences, held in the years, 2016 & 2018, Jointly Organized by Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, WB and Krishisanskriti, New Delhi. He has also been honored to be selected as the Convener of Panel (PE-32) entitled the hunger, poverty and silence, of IUAES, University of Manchester, UK, 2013 .Co-PI of ICAR and World Bank funded project CAAST on Conservation Agriculture. So far he has successfully guided 15 Ph D scholars from BCKV, CU, KU, Vidyasagar University. E-mail : email@example.com.
Dr. P. PAL, born in 1981, is presently working as Assistant Professor in Statistics at College of Fisheries, Central Agricultural University, Imphal. He has been in teaching, research and extension for the last eight years in the Department of Extension and Social Sciences, College of Fisheries. CAU (I). He obtained his M.Sc degree in Agricultural Statistics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi, in 2006 and Ph.D degree in Agricultural Statistics from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalay (BCKVV) in 2011. He is associated with many professional organizations. He authored 44 research publications in reputed National and International Journals, 1 Book and good number of popular articles/chapters/bulletin as on date. Besides this, he is associated with many administrative responsibilities. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.cofcau.nic.in.
Dr. Amitava Biswas, born in 1964, Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, is an eminent personality in the domain of Extension Science. He has been in teaching, research and extension for the last twenty years in the Department of Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (B.C. Agricultural University), Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal. He has built up an incredible acumen in Participatory Extension Methods, Indigenous Technical Knowledge, Rural Entrepreneurship and Developmental studies. So far he has authored 31 research papers in national and International Journals, 13 books and a good number of popular articles. He is a good trainer in multidiscipline area and regular speaker in TV and Radio. He rendered administrative services as Deputy Director of Extension Education and Editorial Works as Editor of University farm Journal ‘Krishi Bidhan’. For the last couple of years he has been with popular Science movement. He has also been involved in some ACRP, NAIP, RK.VY and ICARBA Projects. E-mail :email@example.com