Field Works

Institutional Visits

  • Experiments are reliable source of collecting primary data though, it facilitates to control effects of extraneous factors. Conducing experiments in a scientific manner ensure the collection of more accurate data and it is required well-developed methods of analysing those experimental data. Under the Design and Analysis of Experiments course unit undergraduates are educated how to perform an experiment methodologically and how to analyse data gathered suitably. In order to give a practical exposure to this course unit, the department organizing annual visit to the Field-crop Research Institute at Mahailuppallama where agricultural experiments are carried out adopting several statistical methodologies.
  • Undergraduates who follow Financial Management course unit visits Colombo Stock Exchange as a subject-related institutional visit. This annual institutional visit helps undergraduates to enhance practical knowledge and awareness towards stock exchange practices.
  • Though, quality control is one of the essential functions in any organization, there are important statistical techniques which were developed in order to facilitate quality control decision making process. In order to recognize the practical applications of theoretical knowledge in Statistical Quality Control, undergraduates visit to a selected leading manufacturing company annually. Few of the manufacturing companies are listed below:
Year Company
2015 Sirio Ltd Apparel & Clothing in Badalgama
2016 Hirdaramani Mercury Apparel (Pvt) Ltd in Seethawaka
2018 Brandix Lanka Ltd in Katunayake

 

Field Survey

  • Collecting primary data through a sample survey is one of the major actions in Statistics. For making better decision, educating students to select appropriate sampling technique and adopting suitable data collecting mechanism is vital. Under the Sample Survey Techniques course unit, undergraduates are asked to plan and conduct a sample survey annually with respect to a contemporary relevant research problem. These field surveys are important not only undergraduates to enhance their knowledge and skills towards planning, organizing and conducting sample surveys but also improving their soft skills such as leadership, team-working communication, organizing etc. Followings are some of the recent field surveys conducted related Sample Survey Techniques course unit:
Year Location Study Topic
2015 Southern Express Way, Kottawa – Pinnaduwa Construction of express ways and its impact on people’s life style
2016 Mahiyanganaya, Badulla Impact of agriculture on life status of people in Badulla district
2017 Gampaha Community participation towards domestic waste management in Sri Lanka
2018 Kanthale, Trincomalee Problems facing by school children Trincomalee district when they learn English as a second language
2019 University of Sri Jayewardenepura Students’ satisfaction towards hostel security at the university and responsible factors on that
  • Good understanding and skills of cleaning, organizing and analysing data is essential and undergraduates are required to report such data in a meaningful way. Data Analysis course unit ensures for fourth year undergraduates ensures this requirement. Undergraduates further should know how to analyse a complete dataset which is newly collected one relevant to a real-world problem. With this purpose, undergraduates have to plan and conduct comprehensive sample survey for selected research topic as a group work. This also helpful undergraduate to enhance their practical exposure to primary data collection and also improve their soft skills further. Followings are some of the recent field surveys conducted related Data Analysis course unit:
Year Location Study Topic
2013 Jaffna Problem facing by farmers in Jaffna when the agricultural sector is blooming within a peaceful atmosphere
2014 Kalpitiya Factors determining the productivity of vegetables and fruits
2015 Welimada, Badulla Factors affecting the drop-outs of formal education by male students
2016 Dimbulagala, Polonnaruwa Impact of agriculture on peoples’ living condition
2016 Nuwara Eliya Factors influencing nutritional level of school children in Nuwara Eliya district
2017 Bandarawela
2018 Arugam Bay, Ampara Tourist service providers’ awareness towards eco-tourism in Ampara district
2019 Buttala, Monaragala Factors determining the computer literacy of secondary school students in Monaragala district