Research Analysis Methodology

The Indian civilization through the ages has had a tradition of a scientific enquiry in its progress. For science to develop, it is essential that importance is accorded to:

  1. Scientific inquiry
  2. Logical reasoning

A specialty in the Indian civilization has been that, these two have been within a spiritual frame work. This scientific enquiry has been India’s contribution to world civilisation.
In the modern materialistic science there are two distinctly separate worlds.

  1. World of fact
  2. World of values

In the Indian thought, there is a clear combination of the two, values being given equal importance as to facts.

In this subject capsule Research Analysis Methodology we try to look at and see

  1. If India really did have their methodology for scientific enquiry?
  2. If yes, who are the persons who have propounded it?
  3. What was the step by step scientific approach?

Some of the prominent Rishi scientists who have propounded the Research Analysis Methodology are:

  1. Rishi Angirasa
  2. Rishi Gautama
  3. Rishi Kanada
  4. Panini
  5. Susrutha
  6. Kavindracarya Sarasvati
  7. Rishi Kapila
  8. Tolkapiyar

This Research Analysis Methodology in the Samskrt language is called as Tantrayukti.
Tantra –Scientific work, subject
Yukti – device to compose scientific work, technique
This tantraykti are the scientific enquiry methods and are a 39 step by step process. The 39 steps have been clearly delineated, among others by:

  1. Kautilya
  2. Chakra Pandita
  3. Susruta
  4. Indu
  5. Arunadatha
  6. Nilamegha

In this subject capsule, we look at each of these 39 methods and as to how they are an essential pre-requisite into any Scientific Research Analysis in the past and at present and how it can be used in the future also.