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Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa tarikh akhir akhir penyerahan tesis akhir bagi calon Sarjana dan Doktor Falsafah Mod Penyelidikan bagi menyertai Upacara Konvokesyen yang akan diadakan pada bulan September 2013 adalah seperti dalam butiran berikut;

Tarikh Akhir Penyerahan di Kaunter IPS:
31 Julai 2013 ( Rabu)
Masa penyerahan:
Selewat-lewatnya jam 05.00 petang

Kaunter Penyerahan

Kaunter IPS Kampus Induk
Kaunter IPS Kampus Kejuruteraan
Kaunter IPS Kampus Kesihatan

Susulan daripada perkara di atas, calon-calon yang menyerahkan tesis SELEPAS daripada tarikh tersebut akan disahkan berijazah pada Upacara Konvokesyen yang berikutnya pada bulan April 2014.

Sekian terima kasih.

UNIT PEPERIKSAAN
INSTITUT PENGAJIAN SISWAZAH USM

Centre for Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Risk Management (CBER) with NCIA and the Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd will organize “Coach & Growth Program”. It is a one-day program aims to provide information on grants and services provided by Cradle and other agencies such as MTDC, MAVCAP and more. The details is as below:-

Date     : 30 April 2013 (Tuesday)
Venue   : DPS 2, Kompleks Cahaya Siswa, Kampus Induk
                Universiti Sains Malaysia

To participate, kindly contact: 

1)      Encik Mohd Jaya Mohd Johan

         Tel: 04-653 5605

         E-mail: jayajohan@usm.my

 2)      Mrs. Siti Fatimah Mohamad Nordin

          Tel: 04-653 5603

          E-mail: sitifatimahn@usm.my

 

Programme  

Time

Programmes

9.00am – 9.20am

Registration

9.20am – 9.30am

Opening remarks by Northern Corridor Investment Authority

9.30am – 10.00am

Presentation: Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) Funding

10.00am – 10.30am

Presentation: Cradle Coach & Grow Programme (CGP)

10.30am – 11.00am

Break

11.00am – 11.30am

Presentation: Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

11.30am – 12.00pm

Presentation: Collaborative Research in Engineering,

Science & Technology Center (CREST)

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Dialogue Session with the agencies – facilitated by NCIA rep

12.30pm – 12.40pm

Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur 1

12.40pm – 12.50pm

Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur 2

12.50pm – 2.30pm

Lunch

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Networking

3.30pm

Session ends

 

 

1 – Partial Least Squares (PLS) using Smart PLS
Day 1: 7/5/2013 (9 am to 5 pm)
Day 2: 8/5/2013 (9 am to 5pm)
Facilitator: Prof K Jeyaraman
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 20

2 – Research Proposal Writing
Date: 9/5/2013
Time: 9am – 12 pm
Facilitator: Dr Azura Abdullah Effendy
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

3 – Thesis Writing for Beginners
This course will prepare participants for thesis writing specifically tailored to the specific requirements and styles of thesis writing in USM. This course will look at several features of thesis writing including the formats and referencing styles, and the common weaknesses found in students writing. Special focus is given to the APA style, while other styles are also discussed. This course will benefit most those who are starting to wirte their thesis and those who wish to deepen their knowledge about APA writing style. Students who wish to know how to format their tables and figures, the preferred spelling to use, the correct usage of punctuations, the writing of citations in-text and reference list, etc., you will find this workshop very useful. Complete ppt notes and appendices on various referencing styles will be provided to participants.
Date: 10/5/2013
Time: 9am – 12pm
Facilitator: Tuan Haji Sibly
Venue: IPS Training

4 – Sexual Harassment Awareness Workshop
Date: 13/5/2013
Time: 9am – 12 pm
Facilitator: Assoc Prof Dr Noraida Endut
Venue: IPS Training Room Fee: RM 10

5 – Academic Writing
What kind of style are supervisors, reviewers, and editors looking for when they make decisions about an academic paper or dissertation? Most people enjoy reading documents that are clear, succinct and to-the-point; but budding academics often feel they are expected to write in a style that is complex, verbose, or indirect. In this workshop we consider what it means to write “academically.” Focusing on academic abstracts, we will look at linguistic choices and stylistic issues that are particularly relevant for academic writing.
Date: 14/5/2013
Time: 9am – 12pm
Facilitator: Dr Malliga Marimuthu
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

6 – Publishing research articles in high-impact journals: strategy and steps
• How to develop a publication strategy.
• How to write the first draft of your manuscript.
• How to select the right journal.
• How to write a perfect cover letter.
• How to choose potential reviewers.
• How to submit a manuscript
• How journal Editor decide whether to reject the manuscript or send it for review.
• How to handle reviewers and editors’ comments.
• Why manuscripts are rejected.
• What to do with a rejected manuscript.
• How to check gallery proofs.
• How to determine Citation Counts for your accepted article.
Date: 15/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Facilitator: Prof Bassim H. Hameed
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

7 – Viva Voce Examination
Date: 16/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator: Dr Kamarul Kabilan
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

8- One Way Anova and Two Way Anova and Manova
One-way of analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA)
• Purpose of one way ANOVA
• Example of a research which utilizes one way ANOVA for the data analysis
• Performing one-way ANOVA using SPSS (hands-on approach)
• Interpreting the results of one-way ANOVA
• Post hoc comparisons
• Hands-on exercises Two-ways of analysis of variance (two- ways ANOVA)
• Purpose of two-ways ANOVA
• Factorial design as the context for two-ways ANOVA
• Example of a research which utilizes two ways ANOVA for the data analysis
• Performing two-ways ANOVA using SPSS (hands-on approach)
• Interpreting the results of two-ways ANOVA
• Main effect, interaction effect and simple effect Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA)
• Meaning of MANOVA
• The advantage of MANOVA compared with ANOVA
• Example of a research which utilizes MANOVA for the data analysis
• Assumptions of MANOVA
• Performing one way MANOVA using SPSS (hands-on approach)
• Interpreting the results of one way MANOVA
• Extending one-way MANOVA to two-ways MANOVA
• Performing two-ways MANOVA using SPSS (hands-on approach)
• Interpreting the results of two-ways MANOVA
Date: 17/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 1 pm, CONTINUE 3pm – 4 pm
Facilitator: Dr Mohd Ali Samsudin
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

9- Starting Your Thesis/Project/Dissertation
This workshop is designed for all students at who are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program and are beginning their thesis, project, or dissertation. The purpose of this workshop is to: share strategies for identifying and narrowing a research topic; help students understand how to navigate the thesis/project/dissertation process; share strategies for selecting and working effectively with an advisor and committee; and provide information regarding resources available for completing the thesis/project/dissertation.
Date: 20/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator: Dr Azura Abdullah Effendy
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

10 – Quantitative Data Analysis
Date:21/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Facilitator: Dr Kamarul Kabilan
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

11 – Multilevel linear models and loglinear analysis
• Hierarchical data and categorical data
• Theory of multilevel linear models
• Running multilevel modeling on SPSS
• Interpreting the output of multilevel modeling
• Running a growth model on SPSS
• Interpreting the output of a growth model
• Running loglinear analysis on SPSS
• Interpreting the output of loglinear analysis
Date: 23/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator: Dr Mohd Ali Samsudin
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

12 – Logistic regression and discriminant function analysis
Discriminant and logistic analysis compared
•The variables in discriminant and logistic analysis
•Logistic regression using SPSS
•Interpreting the output of logistic regression
•Discriminant function anaysis using SPSS
•Interpreting the output of discriminant function analysis
Date: 24/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator: Dr Mohd Ali Samsudin
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

13 – From CVs to Interviews to Successful Careers: 30 seconds of CV, 30 minutes of interview, 30 years of experience
Date: 27/5/2013
Time: 9am – 12pm
Facilitator: Dr Norazharuddin Shah Bin Abdullah
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

14 – Data Management and Plagiarism
Date: 28/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator:
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10 (to be confirmed)

15 – Philosophy Behind Social Research
Date: 29/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator:
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10 (to be confirmed)

16 – Conference Scientific Presentation: 15 Minutes to Get It Right
Date: 29/5/2013
Time:3 pm – 5 pm
Facilitator: Dr Enrico Magosso
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10

17 – Managing Your Research Materials Finding information is one thing, but once you have your stack of books and pile of articles keeping it all organized and maximizing the value of the sources is a whole different matter. Students who attend the workshop will leave with tips for narrowing their topics, critical note-taking, keeping track of meaningful relationships between different information sources, and managing their quotes and citations.
Date: 30/5/2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Facilitator:
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10 (to be confirmed)

18 – Postgraduate Research in Foreign Culture
Date:30/5/2013
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Facilitator:
Venue: IPS Training Room
Fee: RM 10 (to be confirmed)

Registration: PASS office, IPS first floor; ppd.ips.usm@gmail.com/
04-6532359/ http://www.ips.usm.my/ppd/

1- Introduction to R: The open source statistical software

Course content:-

  • Downloading and Installing R
  • Gettting data into R
  • Using R for correlation analysis
  • Using R for regression analysis
  • Using R for t-tests
  • Using R for one way ANOVA
  • Using R to draw graph

Date: 3/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Dr Mohd Ali Samsudin

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

2 – Thesis Writing for Beginners

This course will prepare participants for thesis writing specifically tailored to the specific requirements and styles of thesis writing in USM. This course will look at several features of thesis writing including the formats and referencing styles, and the common weaknesses found in students writing. Special focus is given to the APA style, while other styles are also discussed. This course will benefit most those who are starting to wirte their thesis and those who wish to deepen their knowledge about APA writing style. Students who wish to know how to format their tables and figures, the preferred spelling to use, the correct usage of punctuations, the writing of citations in-text and reference list, etc., you will find this workshop very useful. Complete ppt notes and appendices on various referencing styles will be provided to participants. 

Date: 4/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Tuan Haji Sibly

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

3 – Writing a Thesis (based on the arts/humanities perspective)

Date: 4/4/2013

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Sarena Abdullah

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

4 – Validating questionnaires using Rasch model analysis

Time: 1 and half days

Course content:-

  • Introduction to Rasch Model Analysis
  • Introduction to Winsteps and Ministeps
  • Setting up control file
  • Using Rasch Model to Analyse Dichotomous (Multiple Choice Questions) and Polytomous Data (Likert Scale

Questionnaire)

  • Introduction to Multifacet Rasch Model Analysis
  • Introduction to Facets
  • Using Rasch Model to Analyse Multifacet Data

Day 1: 8/4/2013 (9 am to 5 pm)

Day 2: 9/4/2013 (9 am to 12 pm)

Facilitator: Dr Mohd Ali Samsudin

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 20

5 – Writing Journal : Fear Factor and Impact Factor

Date: 15/4/2013

Time2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Azman Seeni

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

6 – Literature Review and Organising Search Results Using EndNotes – Part 1

Literature Review, The Fun Way

Please bring your notebook installed with EndNote software

Date: 16/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Puan Noor Anisah Khadiri (Library)

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

7- Literature Review and Organising Search Results Using EndNotes – Part 2 Endnote

Please bring your notebook installed with EndNote software

Date: 16/4/2013

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Puan Noor Anisah Khadiri (Library)

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

8 – Basic Statistics Using SPSS

This session will provide skills and knowledge on one of the more commonly used quantitative analysis software packages used in the social sciences, namely SPSS or PASW. SPSS or PASW is a powerful statistical application package that is particularly useful for the analysis of questionnaire data. It can be used in the analysis of data from various disciplines and this two-session introductory level will cover the basic analysis functions provided by the Windows version of SPSS. By the end of this workshop you will be able to prepare, enter and managing data into SPSS, understand how to import data from external sources(e.g. Excel), be able to transform and recode your data, understand how SPSS uses statistical procedures (such as Frequencies, measure of central tendency, measure of dispersion and Cross tabulation)

(please bring your notebook installed with SPSS software)

Date17/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Premalatha Karupiah

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

9 – Becoming an Effective Researcher

The aim of this module is for postgraduates to understand the common research processes and to practice effective research management. This module develops the knowledge and research skills that postgraduates need for effective research design,problem solving and decision making. The two main aspects that postgraduates deal with are the psychological and physical aspects. Postgraduates must have skills as a researcher, such as creative and critical thinking, communication, planning, time management, problem solving, leadership and self-awareness. Other skills include building a research culture, intra- and/or trans disciplinary research group collaborations within the university and/or other institutions either in Malaysia or overseas.

The course content will highlight the life cycle of the research process, from the research proposal, through research management, to the completion of the thesis and the publications of the research findings.

Date:18/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Dr Malliga Marimuthu

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

10 – Literature Review

Date: 18/4/2013

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Kamarul Kabilan

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

11 – Time Management

It is true that we all face challenges that have the potential to divert time, energy and other resources away from our pursuit of our most important goals, but it is rarely an issue of simply running out of time. Instead, the real problem is that we allow too many interruptions and distractions to hijack our valuable time, leaving us with less time to devote to the things that are truly important.

 Time is the ONLY resource that is distributed to everyone in equal measure. Everyone in the whole world has the exact same 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 52 weeks a year to work with. No matter what your race, color, creed, economic status,or pay grade at work, your have just the same time status as everyone else. So, when it comes to time management, in the final analysis, it is your decisions, not your circumstances, that will determine how successfully you manage your time in order to achieve your most valuable goals.

This Time Management workshop will provide you with a set of proven time management tips and tools to help you make decisions regarding the use of your time that will lead to more effective, efficient results in all areas of life.

Date:19/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Prof Chan Lai Keng

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

12 – Fundamental Research Methods in a Quantitative Study for Social Sciences

Chapter Three (3) in a thesis deals with the fundamental or basic issues related to research and Research methods and procedures. This chapter is crucial as it is the blueprint for a researcher to carry out his/her research plans and procedures and collect the necessary data to answer the research questions. Hence, in this workshop, the participants will be exposed to the various fundamental elements and issues that should be addressed in Chapter 3 (of a Thesis) so that the research could be well undertaken and the research questions are appropriately answered.

The participants will be specifically exposed to the various elements that should be addressed in a quantitative study such as research design, reliability and validity of instruments, types of data and types of studies.

This workshop is suitable for beginning students who have just enrolled in a Masters or PhD Programme

Date:22/4/2013

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Kamarul Kabilan

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

13 – Partial Least Squares (PLS) using Smart PLS

 Day 1: 23/4/2013 (9 am to 5 pm)

Day 2:24/4/2013 (9 am to 5pm)

Facilitator: Prof Jeyaraman

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 20

POSTPONED TO:

Day 1: 7/5/2013 (9 am to 5 pm)

Day 2: 8/5/2013 (9 am to 5pm)

14 – Problem Solving Techniques

What does creativity have to do with research? Everything! Great solutions to tough problems often come by finding new ways of looking at them. This innovative workshop will explore a wide range of techniques and tools to help you approach your research problems in new and creative ways. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to try using some of the techniques demonstrated on your own research question. This will take place in small multidisciplinary work groups, offering yet another chance to get new perspectives by discussing your research with people from other disciplines. By the end of the workshop, you will have to explore some new ways to answer these questions:

  • What is creativity and how can it help?
  • How does it work?
  • How can it be helped and hindered?
  • What techniques can I use to get new ideas?
  • How can I decide which ideas to choose?
  • Is there anything I can do to help me think ‘out of the box’?

 Date:25/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Facilitator: Dr Norazharuddin Shah Abdullah

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

15 – Blue Ocean Workshop

The competition in academic research and industrial development in Malaysia and the region is now getting more and more aggressive. The good time with abundant supports from the government is reaching the end. With limited resources, researchers and students need to compete against each other in their field to make their own research outstanding. Thus, formulation of research strategy is essential in ensuring an excellent research output. Blue Ocean Strategy is a strategy which could make competition irrelevant while exploring new possibilities in an existing research area. This workshop introduces the concepts and ideas of blue ocean strategy and how it could be applied to formulate a strategy which make research outstanding from competition.

Date:25/4/2013

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Facilitator: Dr Yeoh Fei Yee

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

16 – Preparing Data for a Multivariate Analysis

•              Questionnaire Standardization

•              Data Cleaning and Handling with Missing data points

•              Goodness of data

•              Construct Validity –Factor Analysis

•              Consistency – Reliability

•              Determining Sample Size

•              Sampling Techniques

•              Predictive Inference and Statistical Methods

Date:30/4/2013

Time: 9 am – 5pm

Facilitator: Prof Krishna Swamy Jayaraman

Venue: IPS Training Room

Fee: RM 10

Registration: PASS office, IPS first floor; ppd.ips.usm@gmail.com; 04-6532359; http://www.ips.usm.my/ppd

Tentative Project title: Applying local knowledge and integrating with science in relation to fisheries and marine mammal ecology

Local knowledge is an untapped traditional knowledge that is now gaining momentum in natural resources management and conservation. The chosen candidate would have an adequate understanding of the marine environment and an ability to engage with local fishing communities to obtain local knowledge on the marine environment, fishing practices, how/when to fish and look for certain species, weather predictions and to learn of how this information can be used and applied to the modern management of fisheries. Marine mammals depend on fisheries and this has direct implications on their survival. This knowledge can be verified using science and further applications into fisheries and marine mammal management can be made.

 Requirements

- Appropriate Masters Degree in Marine Management/ Social aspects of Marine conservation/ Environmental science

- Excellent communication skills especially with local fishermen

- Experience in conducting interview surveys, GIS applications and meteorology studies

- Interests in human ecology.

If interested please send a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Leela Rajamani, Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies,Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Email: leelarajamani@usm.my; leelarajamani@gmail.com

The research is fully funded and a graduate research assistantship is provided. This position is only open to Malaysians.

Para pelajar siswazah warganegara Malaysia yang berminat adalah dipelawa untuk memohon jawatan kosong sebagai “GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT” secara kontrak yang selama 12 bulan (boleh dipendekkan atau dilanjutkan mengikut keperluan semasa) bagi projek “HALAL LOGISTICS”.

 Syarat lantikan dan kelayakan:

1. Warganegara Malaysia dan berumur tidak kurang 18 tahun

2. Memiliki Ijazah Sarjana (Pengurusan/Logistik/Operasi)/MBA atau yang berkaitan daripada institutisi-institusi pengajian tinggi tempatan/luar negara atau kelayakan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya

3. Fasih berbahasa Inggeris (bertutur dan menulis)

 Cara memohon: Bagi calon-calon warganegara Malaysia yang berminat untuk jawatan di atas sila layari laman web untuk mendaftar dan memohon secara atas talian:

http://ernd.usm.my/sprojek/mainpage.asp

Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi:

Ketua Projek:

Dr. Noorliza Karia, CMILT

Pusat Pengajian Pengurusan

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Pulau Pinang.

Tel. 04-65302528

Emel: noorliza@usm.my

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Speaker: Professor Dr M. Nasim Khan, Drirector, Institute of Archaeology and Social Anthropology

 Date   :  4 April 2013 (Thursday)

Time   :  3.00 – 5.00 pm

Venue :  Kompleks Cahaya Gemilang, USM

 We would like to express our appreciation for your attendance.

 Note:   Light refrements will be served after the talk.

              CPDs points will be given to USM staff

 

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