Ph.D Scholorships in Germany, 2011

DAAD research grants are being offered for the graduates having good academic record. Applicants having 18 years of education are eligible to apply. DAAD grants are also available for the students aiming at doing Ph.D in Pakistan. Applicants have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result. Selected candidates will be given a monthly 1,000 EURO plus travel and health insurance allowances.

Last date for submitting application is September 30, 2010. For details plz see; 

Call for Papers - International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Dec 21 – 23 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan

The submission deadline is extended to September 15, 2010

FIT 2010, commencing on 21st December 2010 for three days, with international research collaborations. Following are the areas of interest for research;

Communication and Networking 
Information Security
Internet Applications
Embedded systems
Artificial Intelligence
Software Engineering
Computational Science
Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Distributed and Grid Computing
Robotics/control systems
Business intelligence
Multimedia technologies
Ubiquitous/pervasive computing
Green computing

IT researchers and practitioners with interest in any of the above stated research areas are invited to submit their original unpublished work as per ACM format latest by August 15, 2010. Submitted paper will go through intensive peer review process on the criteria of originality and relevance of work

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Research is basically classified as Qualitative and Quantitative. Qualitative research is a method of inquiry appropriated in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences, but also in market research and further contexts. Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making, not just what, where, when. Hence, smaller but focused samples are more often needed, rather than large samples.Qualitative research methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only hypotheses (informative guesses).
Quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of quantitative properties and phenomena and their relationships. The quantitative research aims to develop and employ mathematical models, theories and/or hypotheses pertaining to phenomena. The process of measurement is central to quantitative research because it provides the fundamental connection between empirical observation and mathematical expression of quantitative relationships.