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Our philosophy

The CCISUM unit (Communication and Cultural Innovation and Support, University of Malaya), managed by The Humanities Cluster, has embarked on innovative efforts to strengthen interpersonal communication between researchers at the University of Malaya, and in particular those in Humanities and Social Sciences fields, and other researchers and academic bodies, the general public, as well as with larger society within Malaysia and globally. CCISUM effects this process by employing and drawing from those cultural models relevant to the specific regional contexts, and thus by employing cultural content as a framework. CCISUM thus contributes to the efforts of The University of Malaya to promote research and academics alike, thus increasing the visibility of this research in all sectors.

Who is CCISUM?

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Our direction

CCISUM is moving to build the visibility of The University of Malaya, its research, and its affiliates. To effect this, CCISUM is bringing together multimedia, interpersonal communications, and most importantly, research and academic discourses.

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Prof. Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud

Prof. Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud

Advisor

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Prof. Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud

The first Malaysian doctor to gain a PhD in Health Informatics, Prof Awg Bulgiba (MBBS, MPH, MAppStat, PhD, FFPH, FPHMM, FAMM, FASc) is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and Professor of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit) in the University of Malaya. He teaches clinical epidemiology and medical statistics mainly to postgraduates and he currently carries out research in infectious diseases, modifiable chronic diseases and medical informatics. Prof Awg Bulgiba has been a consultant for several organisations and private companies. In addition, he continues to be an Associate Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Editor for the Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal as well as an International Advisory Board member for the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Medicine. He is also an ad hoc statistical reviewer for numerous medical journals and continues to be a resource person in scientific writing. He currently sits on the National Specialist Register (Public Health), Research Committee of the Malaysian Health Promotion Board, Project Monitoring Team for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, HICoE (Service Thrust) Committee for the Ministry of Higher Education as well as several other committees within and outside the University of Malaya. Prof Awg Bulgiba has been an external examiner and assessor for several universities, was the founding Head of the Julius Centre UM (2008-2012), Chair for the University of Malaya Wellness Programme (2007-2009) and the Malaysian coordinator for the Asia-Europe CE & EBM Programme (2007-2010). In 2008, Prof Awg Bulgiba was the Organising Chair for the 40th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference in Kuala Lumpur (7-9 Nov 2008) which was organised in a record 10 weeks from inception to actual conference. He was also the Organising Chair for the 1st Asia Pacific Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Conference (6-8 July 2012) and was recently elected as President of APACPH KL, an NGO dedicated to public health. Prof Awg Bulgiba has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 30 conference abstracts and is currently Principal Investigator for a few research projects, one of which is the RM2.8 million (US$800,000) Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Meta-analysis (STeMM) Project, awarded under the MOHE-UM High Impact Research Grant Programme. He has supervised to completion a total of 24 postgraduates in public health and is currently a supervisor/advisor for 7 doctoral students, which includes 2 from other universities in Japan and Malaysia.

In 2010, in recognition of his contributions to public health, Prof Awg Bulgiba was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, UK (FFPH by distinction), one of only a handful of fellows from South-East Asia. He was made a Fellow of Public Health Medicine Malaysia (FPHMM) by the Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association in 2012. In 2013, Prof Awg Bulgiba was made Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) and Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia (FASc) becoming the first public health physician in Malaysia to simultaneously hold these four fellowships. He was awarded the Ma’al Hijrah Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research and Development by the Sarawak State Government in 2013.

Prof. Azirah Binti Hashim

Prof. Azirah Binti Hashim

Advisor

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Prof. Azirah Binti Hashim

Azirah Hashim is a Professor in the English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and currently Dean of the Humanities Research Cluster, University of Malaya. Prior to that, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the same university. Her research interests include English in Malaysia and in the Region, Language and the Law, and Academic and Professional Discourse.

She is on the executive committee of the Asia Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Association and was on the executive committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (2009-2013). Azirah is a Fellow and Alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. She currently heads the CLMV programme at the university and is coordinator of the Asia-Africa University Development Network.

Michael Hadzantonis

Michael Hadzantonis

Facilitator

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Michael Hadzantonis

Dr. Hadzantonis completed his PhD at RMIT in Melbourne Australia in Linguistics and social anthropology. Hadzantonis is currently engaged in multiple studies of the Linguistics and social anthropologies of various regions, with emphasis on Confucian discourses. These engagements include the studies of the linguistics anthropologies of LGBT communities, Orang Asli communities (with Geoffrey Benjamin), and Emerging vernaculars in Malaysia. Hadzantonis is currently Senior research fellow at the University of Malaya.

Revatde Nadarajan

Revatde Nadarajan

Publication Strategist

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Zahadin Omar

Zahadin Omar

Web Developer

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COMMUNICATIONS

Research networking

CCISUM Episteme
ConnectUM
CCISUM Findascholar

CCISUM 1

COMMUNICATIONS

Research networking

CCISUM Episteme
ConnectUM
CCISUM Findascholar

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COMMUNICATIONS

Research networking

CCISUM Episteme
ConnectUM
CCISUM Findascholar

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Super Sessions

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences

The Art of Nvivo

The Art of Nvivo

Workshops

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Date: August 1 & 2, 2015
Time: 9:00am-5.00pm (each day)
Venue:
IPS Building
University Malaya

The Art of Nvivo

Course outline

Aims of this course

Gain the knowledge and practice you need to begin your work with NVivo in our two-day workshop. Qualitative research software like NVivo, helps people to manage, shape and make sense of unstructured information. It doesn’t do the thinking for you; it provides a work space and tools to enable you to easily work through your information.With purpose built tools for classifying, sorting and arranging information, qualitative research software gives you more time to analyze your materials, identify themes, glean insight and develop meaningful conclusions.

Who will benefit from the course?

This workshop is for you if you are involved in analyzing data of non- numerical nature within your organization. If you are involved in qualitative type of research, attending this workshop will expand your skills portfolio to include computer assisted qualitative data deciphering. This workshop will also be valuable to employees or consultants involved in assignments that involve qualitative data (e.g. interviews, focus group interviews, individual respondents’ written feedback).

How will I benefit?

At the end of the NVivo course, you will have the knowledge to set up a project in NVivo, import your data and begin to work with it. You will also be able to use NVivo 10 to organize your content and begin to identify themes, topics or ideas. Once you have completed Nvivo Essentials, the Further Analysis with NVivo course will offer an in depth approach to analysing your information.

 

 

Specifics

Dates:
29-30 Nov 2014
Time:
9:00am-5.00pm (each day)
Venue
Auditorium rooms A and B, IPS Building, University Malaya

The convener

Dr. Ng Lee Luan obtained her PhD in Applied Linguistic from University of Otago, New Zealand. She teaches postgraduate courses related to research methodology and second language acquisition at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. Her current research interest includes computer assisted language learning, online learning, the use of computer assisted qualitative data analysis system in deciphering data in qualitative research. She is also a certified trainer for the software, NVivo.

Course content - Day 1

9.00am -10.30am
• Fundamental Information
• Practice for starting your own project

10.30am – 10.45am
Morning Break

10.45am – 1.00pm
• Document creation
• Importing various types of sources

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm -3.00pm
Emerging ideas

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Afternoon Break

3.45pm – 5.00pm
Coding functions and structures

Course content - Day 2

9.00am -10.30am
Asking questions about your data and analysis

10.30am – 10.55am
Morning Break

10.15am – 1.00pm
Using categorical data
• demographics
• grouping tools
• coding queries
• visualizations

Using sample data to
• organize and explore your material
• identify relationships

Using diagrams to show patterns in your information
Creating reports

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm -3.00pm
Practice with your own data 1

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Afternoon Break

3.45pm – 5.00pm
Practice with your own data 2

Fees

Earlybird Rate (Nov 19)

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM270(each)
3-4 persons: RM260(each)
5-9 persons: RM240(each)
10+ persons: RM220(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM220(each)
3-4 persons: RM210(each)
5-9 persons: RM190(each)
10+ persons: RM170(each)

Fees

Standard Rate

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM300(each)
3-4 persons: RM290(each)
5-9 persons: RM270(each)
10+ persons: RM250(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM250(each)
3-4 persons: RM240(each)
5-9 persons: RM220(each)
10+ persons: RM200(each)

Amos

Amos

Workshops

Date: Mar 21-22, 2015
Time: 9:00am-5.00pm (each day)
Venue: Computer lab, Faculty of Science
University Malaya

Amos

Specifics

Dates:
21-22 August 2014

Time:
9:00am-5.00pm (each day)

Venue:
Computer Lab, Faculty of Science, University Malaya

The convener

Dr. Mohd Awang Idris is a Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya. He worked for several private organizations between 1996 to 2007, and held several management positions such as Head of Marketing, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Manager, Training and Development. He joined University of Malaya in 2007.

His research interests include job stress, psychosocial safety climate, leadership, job engagement, workplace injuries and team performance. He has publishes  several ISI papers, and is also a reviewer for well-known journals such as the Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the International Journal of Stress Management, Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, and the Journal of Occupational Health.

He won the Tony Winefield Thesis Prize award for the best PhD thesis in psychology for 2010-2011 from the University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Course content - Day 1

9.00am - 10.30am
->Why need SEM?
->Introducing AMOS icons
->Fit indices value

10.30am - 10.45am - Morning tea

10.45am - 1.00pm
Hands on 1: Direct effect model

1.00pm - 2.00pm - Lunch

2.00pm - 3.30pm
Hands on 2: Simple mediation model
->Steps for mediation testing
->Baron & Kenny testing model
->Ful mediation vs. Partial mediation

3.30pm - 3.45pm - Afternoon tea

3.45pm - 5.00pm
Hands on 3: Hypotheses testing
->Mediation: Monte Carlo vs. Sobel test

Course content - Day 2

9.00am - 10.30am
Hands on 4: Mediation testing with several variables

10.30am - 10.45am - Morning tea

10.45am - 1.00pm
Hands on 5: Introducing multi-group analysis

1.00pm - 2.00pm - Lunch

2.00pm - 3.30pm
Hands on 6: Factorial analysis using AMOS

3.30pm-3.45pm - Afternoon tea

3.45pm - 5.00pm
Hands on 7:
Competing model testing
Limitations and critiques

Short discussion
Summary and conclusion

Fees

Standard Rate

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM280(each)
3-4 persons: RM270(each)
5-9 persons: RM250(each)
10+ persons: RM230(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM230(each)
3-4 persons: RM220(each)
5-9 persons: RM200(each)
10+ persons: RM180(each)

Fees

Earlybird Rate (Aug 10)

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM250(each)
3-4 persons: RM240(each)
5-9 persons: RM220(each)
10+ persons: RM200(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM200(each)
3-4 persons: RM190(each)
5-9 persons: RM170(each)
10+ persons: RM150(each)

Hierarchical linear modelling

Hierarchical linear modelling

Workshops

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Date: 11-12 Apr, 2015
Time: 9:00am-5.00pm
Venue:
Computer lab, Faculty of Science
University Malaya

Hierarchical linear modelling

Course overview

Aims of this course

1. To introduce this modern statistical software package, which enables analysis of multi level data
2. To develop skills with which to analyze cross sectional and longitudinal data
3. To expose participants to lower level and upper level data

Who will benefit from the course?

This workshop is for you if you are involved in analyzing data within your organization. If you are involved in quantitative consumer research, you will benefit by learning new quantitative data analysis skills. If you are involved in qualitative research, you will expand your skills portfolio to include quantitative techniques. This workshop will also be valuable for consultants involved in assignments that produce quantitative data (e.g. usability tests, surveys and focus groups).

How will I benefit?

While most statistics software packages only function with individual data, HLM provides a more powerful solution for making predictions; from the group level to individual outcomes. For example, with this software, users can predict that leadership styles will influence individual effectiveness. Since each group has its own leadership styles, it has its own group data (upper level) while effectiveness is maintained at the individual data level(lower level). A similar phenomenon emerges in the school environment. Students at level 1, teachers at level 2 and the school at level 3. In sociology, neighborhoods function at level 2, while the individual functions at level 1. HLM software is able to see the relationships from upper level to lower level, and can also make predictions at the individual level.

Specifics

Dates:
11-12 October, 2014

Time:
9:00am-5.00pm (each day)

Venue:
Auditorium seminar rooms A and B, IPS building, University Malaya

The convener

Dr. Mohd Awang Idris is a Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya. He worked for several private organizations between 1996 to 2007, and held several management positions such as Head of Marketing, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Manager, Training and Development. He joined University of Malaya in 2007.

His research interests include job stress, psychosocial safety climate, leadership, job engagement, workplace injuries and team performance. He has publishes  several ISI papers, and is also a reviewer for well-known journals such as the Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the International Journal of Stress Management, Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, and the Journal of Occupational Health.

He won the Tony Winefield Thesis Prize award for the best PhD thesis in psychology for 2010-2011 from the University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Fees

Standard Rate

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM280(each)
3-4 persons: RM270(each)
5-9 persons: RM250(each)
10+ persons: RM230(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM230(each)
3-4 persons: RM220(each)
5-9 persons: RM200(each)
10+ persons: RM180(each)

Fees

Earlybird Rate (Oct 25)

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM250(each)
3-4 persons: RM240(each)
5-9 persons: RM220(each)
10+ persons: RM200(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM200(each)
3-4 persons: RM190(each)
5-9 persons: RM170(each)
10+ persons: RM150(each)

Course content - Day 1

9.00am- 10.30am
Multi level analysis - From theory to practice

10.30am – 10.45am
Morning tea

10.45am-1.00pm
Multi level assumptions
Data collection & sampling processes

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm-3.30pm
Hypotheses
Data aggregation procedures

3.30pm-3.45pm
Afternoon tea

3.45pm-5.00pm
Hands on 1: Simple analysis
Hands on 2: Mediation hypothesis/hypotheses

Course content - Day 2

9.00am-10.30am
Dealing with longitudinal data

10.30am - 10.45am
Morning tea

10.45am - 1.00pm
Hands on 1: Mediation testing 1

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm-3.30pm
Hands on 2: Mediation testing 2

3.30pm-3.45pm
Afternoon tea

3.45pm – 5.00pm
Hands on 3: Mediation testing 3

Qualitative Research Method Design

Qualitative Research Method Design

Workshops

Dates: May 30-31, 2015
Time: 9:00am-5.20pm (each day)
Venue:
IPS Building
University Malaya

Qualitative Research Method Design

Qualitative research methodology design constitutes a skill pervasive throughout research. To know how to design qualitative research, practically and pragmatically, does not simply constitute collecting and describing data, like many workshops suggest or imply. Qualitative research design becomes a highly intricate technique, only learnt and mastered through practice with skilled scientists, and not simply teachers of qualitative theory.

This workshop is, without question, unlike others. There is minimal theory, yet there is substantial instruction, focusing on junctures between theory and practice. The workshop constitutes two whole days of applying concepts, designs, and methods to data, and most importantly, achieving research results. The workshop clearly and precisely delineates the mastery of postmodern writing, following which, participants will strongly position themselves to master qualitative research writing, and to prepare for any journal submission!

The Qualitative Research Methods Design workshop covers numerous practical qualitative methodology designs central to qualitative research, as well as high-impact writing styles and writing architectures. The workshop does not deal with insignificant methodologies, but rather, those methodological designs that immediately get workshop participants working as social, humanities, and hence soft sciences researcher and analyst.

The workshop organizers offer continuous life-long support for all research projects, through the CCISUM QMC (Qualitative Methods Community).

For
Academics and students needing to write and publish research papers

Academics and students needing to write reports and theses

Academics, and professionals needing to know how to DO qualitative research

This workshop is for you!

Specifics

Dates:
30-31 May 2015

Time:
9:00am-5.20pm (each day)

Venue:
IPS Building, University Malaya

The convener

Dr. Michael Hadzantonis is a qualitative scientist in every sense. His focus on qualitative ideologies, the logic of the post-modern, and in critical anthropology, renders him a post-modern and critical scientist.
From Adelaide, in South Australia, and having been trained in a diverse set of scholarships, (the physical sciences, music, linguistics, sociology, anthropology), Hadzantonis has devoted his academic life to the qualitative analysis of Eastern regions, and hence to the linguistic anthropologies of those regions. As an ex-editor for National Geographic magazine, Dr. Hadzantonis has worked on most, if not all academic scholarships. Currently a senior research fellow at The University of Malaya, Dr. Hadzantonis writes and publishes prolifically with Routledge, with whom he is currently developing a series of volumes on linguistic anthropology, and its qualitative designs.
Hadzantonis heads the CCISUM project, and has spent years developing effective courses and publications for students of higher institutions.

Course content - Day 1

9:00am – 10:30am
– Preliminary discussion

10.30am – 10.45am
– Morning tea

10:45am – 1:00pm
– Basics of qualitative design

1:00pm – 2:00pm
– Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm
– Phenomenological designs

3.30pm – 3.45pm
– Afternoon tea

3:45pm – 5:15pm
– Grounded theory designs

5:15pm – Summary

Course content - Day 2

9:00am – 10:30am
– Critical theory designs

10.30am – 10.45am
– Morning tea

10:45am – 1:00pm
– Ethnographic designs

1:00pm – 2:00pm
– Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm
– Constructivist designs

3.30pm – 3.45pm
– Afternoon tea

3:45pm – 5:15pm
– Writing the post-modern

5:15pm – Summary

Fees

Standard Rate

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM280(each)
3-4 persons: RM270(each)
5-9 persons: RM250(each)
10+ persons: RM230(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM230(each)
3-4 persons: RM220(each)
5-9 persons: RM200(each)
10+ persons: RM180(each)

Fees

Earlybird Rate (May 20)

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM250(each)
3-4 persons: RM240(each)
5-9 persons: RM220(each)
10+ persons: RM200(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM200(each)
3-4 persons: RM190(each)
5-9 persons: RM170(each)
10+ persons: RM150(each)

High Impact Journal Writing and Publishing

High Impact Journal Writing and Publishing

Workshops

Dates:August 8-9, 2015
Time: 9:00am-5.00pm (each day)
Venue:
IPS Building
University Malaya

High Impact Journal Writing and Publishing

Course overview

Publishing is an important business for academics. People write with various motives- altruism, career advancement, job promotion, fulfilling a minimum requirement for annual performance and so forth. Dissemination of research findings constitutes an essential part of the scientific research process, and writing in scientific journals becomes a means of communication of research findings.

Thus, for academics, the old adage “publish or perish” has never been truer.

This two-day workshop deals with journal publications from the editor’s perspective, while describing the nuts and the bolts of journal publications.

The course covers the importance of paper writing and publishing, the structure of a scientific paper, ways in which to prepare a research paper, conceptualizing the processes of paper submission and peer-review, dealing with paper revision and rejection, and publication ethics.

The overall aims of the workshop include to assist academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students to develop scientific writing skills with the purpose of publishing papers in high-impact journals.

The workshop boosts participants’ self-confidence to initiate and sustain quality scientific writing in journal publication.

Specifics

Dates:
8th-9th August, 2015

Time:
9:00am-5.00pm (each day)

Venue:
Auditorium seminar rooms A and B, IPS building, University Malaya

The Convener

Course content - Day 1

9:00am – 10:30am
– Importance of Writing & Types of Scientific Writing
10.30am – 10.45am
– Morning tea
10:45am – 1:00pm
– Writing Title, Authorship, Abstract, Keywords
– Writing Introduction
– Writing Methods
1:00pm – 2:00pm
– Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm
– Discourse practice
3.30pm – 3.45pm
– Afternoon tea
3:45pm – 5:00pm
– Writing Results
– Q & A

Course content - Day 2

9:00am – 10:30am
– Preparing Effective Tables & Illustrations critical discourse
10.30am – 10.45am
– Morning tea
10:45am – 1:00pm
– Break Up Sessions- Exercises
1.00pm – 2:00pm
– Lunch
2.00pm – 3:30pm
– Writing Discussion
– Writing References
– Submitting Your Manuscript
3.30pm – 3:45pm
– Afternoon tea
3.45pm - 5.00pm
– Dealing with Reviewer’s comments
– Publication Ethics
– Q & A

Fees

Earlybird Rate (July 28)

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM250(each)
3-4 persons: RM240(each)
5-9 persons: RM220(each)
10+ persons: RM200(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM200(each)
3-4 persons: RM190(each)
5-9 persons: RM170(each)
10+ persons: RM150(each)

Fees

Standard Rate

Professionals
1-2 persons: RM280(each)
3-4 persons: RM270(each)
5-9 persons: RM250(each)
10+ persons: RM230(each)

Students
1-2 persons: RM230(each)
3-4 persons: RM220(each)
5-9 persons: RM200(each)
10+ persons: RM180(each)

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CCISUM 1

COMMUNICATIONS

Research networking

CCISUM Episteme
CCISUM ConnectUM
CCISUM Findascholar

Catalogs

Research methods

AMOS

AMOS

Catalog1

AMOS

Overview

The workshop provides an introduction to structural equation (SEM) using AMOS 20.0 and its graphical interactive path modelling tools. The fundamentals of SEM are demonstrated with practical examples drawn from a variety of application areas, such as customer loyalty, satisfaction, telecommunications and credit cards. The workshop is highly interactive with major focus on hands-on practices and usage of software AMOS for SEM analysis.

Part 1

Introduction of AMOS icons
Understand Fit indices value
Hands on 1: Simple direct effect model
Hands on 2: Simple mediation model
Steps for mediation testing
Baron & Kenny testing model
Fully mediation vs. Partial mediation
Hands on 3: Hypotheses testing
Mediation: Monte Carlo vs. Sobel test

Part 2

Testing direct and indirect effects
Mediation analysis
The Sobel test vs. the Monte carlo test
Hands on 4. Mediation testing using several variables
Hands on 5 . Introduction of multi-group analysis
Hands on 6. Factorial analysis using AMOS
Hands on 7. Competing model testing
Limitations and critiques

Linguistics

Language education

Language education

Catalog2

Language education

Overview

CCISUM Super sessions on language education offer participants the opportunity to develop English language competence in conventional key areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as interpolating and extrapolating, and also in multi-skill usage. The language education courses also include testing, and strongly assist participants to make a smooth transition into test study skills. The course covers all levels, and become applicable for all students.

Part 1

Speaking and Listening:
Exam Skills Modular
Language Preparation
Assessment
Full mock exam

Part 2

Reading and Writing:
Exam Skills Modular
Language Preparation
Assessment
Full mock exam

General linguistic theory

General linguistic theory

Catalog2

General linguistic theory

Overview

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to all research methods in the Social sciences, Humanities, Arts, and beyond. For those needing to strengthen their knowledge and competence in research methods, this course provides an effective opportunity to extend knowledge and to reiterate concepts and pragmatics in research.

Theory

Syntax
Semantics
Phonology
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Applied linguistics
Linguistics anthropology
English for specific purposes
English for academic purposes
English for professional purposes

Methodology

Coding
Data collection
Linguistics variable
Documenting language
Critical discourse analysis

Holistic qualitative analysis

Holistic qualitative analysis

Catalog2

Holistic qualitative analysis

Overview

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to qualitative methodology, including concepts and techniques. The course highlights applied work with concrete case examples. It also emphasizes how qualitative methods are used to build institutional capacity and nurture organizational learning.

Part 1

Summarize core concepts of qualitative methodology
Select appropriate qualitative methods and tools in applied and research settings

Part 2

Apply qualitative methods to research questions
Summarize the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods

Writing

Writing for research proposals and grants

Writing for research proposals and grants

Catalog3

Writing for research proposals and grants

Overview

The courses offered by CCISUM on writing for research proposals and grants ensure progress in developing skills necessary to succeed in receiving grants and for passing research proposal stages.

Part 1

Research Proposal Writing
Key project management principles in research
Understanding key concepts in research design and methodology

Part 2

Strengthen a proposal
Find funders
Grant Application and Funding Proposal Writing
Tips on how to make poster and oral presentations on your research

General writing methods

General writing methods

Catalog3

General writing methods

Overview

These workshops address the crucial aspects to successful submission of journals/theses. They provide possible methods to overcome the major obstacles on journal writing. The workshops also address the crucial aspects to successful submission of journals/theses, as well as possible methods to overcome the major obstacles on journal writing. These workshops expose participants to effective strategies that can be used to master academic writing for research papers, dissertations, theses or research reports.

Academic

Proposals
ISI journals
AHCI journals
SSCI journals
Grant applications
Theses and dissertations

Professional

Curriculum vitae
Legal documents
Business documents

Social sciences

Post-modern theory and methodologies

Post-modern theory and methodologies

Catalog4

Post-modern theory and methodologies

Overview

This course is design to provide and develop knowledge on post-modern theory and methodologies. For those needing to strengthen their knowledge and competence in post-modern theory and methodologies, this course provides an effective opportunity to extend knowledge and to reiterate concepts and pragmatics in research.

Part 1

Literature
Art
Philosophy
Architecture
Fiction
Cultural
Literary criticism

Part 2

Case studies and examples

Part 1

Literature
Art
Philosophy
Architecture
Fiction
Cultural
Literary criticism

Part 2

Case studies and examples

Sociology

Sociology

Catalog4

Sociology

Overview

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to all research methods in the Social sciences, Humanities, Arts, and beyond. For those needing to strengthen their knowledge and competence in research methods, this course provides an effective opportunity to extend knowledge and to reiterate concepts and pragmatics in research.

Theory

Sexuality
Social interaction
Social institutions
Race and ethnicity
Normality and deviance
Politics and government
Modernity and postmodernity
Socialization and enculturation
Social inequality and stratification
Foundations of society and culture
Transnationalism, globalization, neoliberalism
Collectivism and Individualism: The Triandis school and beyond

Methodology

Statistics
Queer theory
Critical theory
Marxist theory
Feminist theory
Postmodern theory
Postcolonial theory

Anthropology

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Anthropology

Overview

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to all research methods in the Social sciences, Humanities, Arts, and beyond. For those needing to strengthen their knowledge and competence in research methods, this course provides an effective opportunity to extend knowledge and to reiterate concepts and pragmatics in research.

Theory

Linguistic anthropology
Historical anthropology
Medical anthropology
Social anthropology
Cultural anthropology

Methodology

Ethnographical methods
Participant observation
Ethics of field research
Network analysis
Historical analysis
Representation
Indexicality

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University of Malaya

Dr. David Yoong

Dr. David Yoong

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Dr. David Yoong

Dr David Yoong is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. He read his PhD at La Trobe University, his MCJ and MLing at The University of Malaya, and his BA at University Sains Malaya. His research interests include discourse analysis and research methods

Ass.Prof. Kuang Ching Hei

Ass.Prof. Kuang Ching Hei

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Ass.Prof. Kuang Ching Hei

Kuang Ching Hei is currently Head of the Teaching and Learning Unit, Academic Development Centre (ADeC), UM. She holds a Master of Art in English Language Teaching from Ealing College of Higher Education, London and a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the University of Malaya. She is also trained in counselling and holds an Executive Diploma in Counselling from UMCCed and is a qualified Executive Coach certified by UMCCed’s programme. She teaches on the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in courses such as Language Acquisition, Research Methodology, Rhetorical Skills & Public Speaking and Critical Thinking. She is also a trainer focussing on mentoring and coaching workshops, classroom teaching and management, communication skills & Public Speaking, postgraduate supervision and learner diversity. She was recently absorbed as a co-PI in the SATU (Cheng Kung University of Taiwan 2013) project foucssing on Oral Cultures of the Minnan.

Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun

Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun

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Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun

Professor Low Wah Yun, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (www.aph.sagepub.com). She is also the Head, Research Management Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Prof. Low is Professor of Psychology and a Chartered Psychologist at the Faculty of Medicine. She graduated with a B.A (Hons.) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and subsequently obtained both her M.Sc. and Ph.D (Medical Psychology) from the University of Surrey, Guildford, England. Professor Low is actively engaged in teaching, research, service and consultancy. She has published 20 books and book chapters and approximately 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, particularly in the areas of behavioral science, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, men’s health and aging. She sits on several editorial boards of journals, and is also a reviewer for many journals. She is the co-author of the book “Writing and Publishing a Public Health Research Paper”, published by the University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, 2009.

Dr. Awang Idris

Dr. Awang Idris

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Dr. Awang Idris

 

Dr. Mohd Awang Idris, Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya. He had worked for several private organizations between 1996 to 2007, and hold several management positions such as Head of Marketing, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Manager, Training and Development. He joined University of Malaya in 2007.

His research interests include job stress, psychosocial safety climate, leadership, job engagement, workplace injuries and team performance. He publishes several papers in ISI-outlets publications, and also a reviewer for some well-known journals such as Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Stress Management, Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal; and Journal Occupational Health.

Dr. Mohd Awang Idris won the Tony Winefield Thesis Prize award for the best PhD thesis in psychology for 2010-2011 from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is also a columnist in the “Psikologi & Masyarakat” [Psychology & Society] for the Friday edition of the daily Malay newspaper, Kosmo!

 

Dr. Ng Lee Luan

Dr. Ng Lee Luan

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Dr. Ng Lee Luan

Dr. Ng Lee Luan obtained her PhD in Applied Linguistic from University of Otago, New Zealand. She teaches postgraduate courses related to research methodology and second language acquisition at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics.

Her current research interest includes computer assisted language learning, online learning, the use of computer assisted qualitative data analysis system in deciphering data in qualitative research. She is also a certified trainer for the software, NVivo.

Prof. Azirah Hashim

Prof. Azirah Hashim

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Prof. Azirah Hashim

Azirah Hashim is a Professor in the English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and currently Dean of the Humanities Research Cluster, University of Malaya. Prior to that, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the same university. Her research interests include English in Malaysia and in the Region, Language and the Law, and Academic and Professional Discourse.

She is on the executive committee of the Asia Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Association and was on the executive committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (2009-2013). Azirah is a Fellow and Alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. She currently heads the CLMV programme at the university and is coordinator of the Asia-Africa University Development Network.

Dr. Michael Hadzantonis

Dr. Michael Hadzantonis

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Dr. Michael Hadzantonis

Dr. Hadzantonis completed his PhD at RMIT in Melbourne Australia in Linguistic and Social anthropology.

Hadzantonis is currently engaged in multiple studies of the Linguistic and social anthropologies of various regions, with emphasis on Confucian discourses. These engagements include the studies of the linguistic anthropologies of LGBT communities, Orang Asli communities (with Geoffrey Benjamin), and Emerging vernaculars in Malaysia.

Hadzantonis is currently Senior research fellow at the University of Malaya.

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