Date Topic Facilitator Overview
13/05/2023 Journal Rankings (SCOPUS, ABDC, WoS, ABS, etc) Dr Ahmad Lutfi Knowing the impact or importance of the journal can help in decisions about where to submit an article.The purpose of this workshop is to introduce graduate students and early career researchers to journal rankings, impact factor and percentile/quartile ranking in the areas of business, economics and finance.
11/03/2023 Presentation Skills (conference, QA and viva) Dr Sazali Title - The Dos and Don'ts in Academic Presentations - Throughout the career of an academician, he/she will make at least three academic presentations - a proposal defense (or Qualifying Assessment); an Oral Examination (or Viva); and an academic conference presentation. This workshop will guide particpants in elements that make a good and effective presentation at each of the three levels of academic presentations. It will highlight the important points that a presenter must focus on; things that must be avoided; and the differences between the three levels of academic presentations.
20/02/2023 Data Analysis using STATA Dr Hazwan Haini The Econometrics using Stata Workshop introduces potential users of Stata with tools that are routinely used in economics and econometrics research. The workshop begins with a brief theory on econometrics followed by some basic application of Stata functions and applications of econometrics. The application of these functions is presented by replicating the results from Haini, Hazwan. 2021. β€œFinancial Access and the Finance–Growth Nexus: Evidence from Developing Economies.” International Journal of Social Economics 48 (5): 693–708.
13/02/2022 Data Analysis using NVivo Dr Hakimah The purpose of this workshop is to familiarise students with QSR NVivo 11 software package which integrates a wide range of tools and enables qualitative researchers to link theory and data to produce rich insights and in-depth interpretations. The course content is spread over four topics and includes setting up a project; organising and classifying data; coding and analysing text; seeking patterns and discovering 2 relationships; and reporting qualitative findings using visualisations.
19/11/2022 Storytelling in Research Pg Dr Hj Md Hasnol Alwee The success of your research depends not only on the rigorous fieldwork, statistical techniques and analytical approach. The eventual findings that you intend to share is only as useful as your ability to convey them. In this session, we will explore the importance of effective writing vis-Γ -vis storytelling. Your ability to effectively share your insights (or confuse readers) through your writing can dramatically enlighten (or frustrate) the reader’s experience, whether the reader is an examiner, a policy maker or a layperson. Key considerations and approaches to writing will be covered to ensure our writings tells the story that we intend to create.
12/11/2022 Thesis Writing and Document Management Dr Syazwan Writing a thesis is a daunting task. Besides, writing and formatting a thesis of 100,000 words with hundreds of pages can be overwhelming. This hands-on workshop intends to equip research students with basic, intermediate, and advanced document management using Microsoft Word. By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to manage their writing documents more coherently and effectively.
8/10/2022 Writing a powerful abstract (types of abstracts like structured vs unstructured) Dr Quazi
Dr Lukman
This workshop will prepare doctoral students to master the art of writing structured and unstructured abstracts for theses, articles and conference papers. It is anticipated that the knowledge gained from the session would enhance their ability to write informative, interesting, descriptive, critical, and publishable abstracts using structured and/or unstructured templates provided by publishers or conference organisers.
1/10/2022 How to survive your PhD Dr Quazi PhD research is a noble journey. It is a life-long learning. There are certainly ups and downs during this journey. This discussion will present own experience of the presenter and some evidence-based strategies for emotional resilience that may help finish your PhD research. It will be a participatory discussion.
28/09/2022 Designing Grounded Theory Research Prof Scott Valentine The workshop seeks to inculcate in participants, the construction of a theoretical framework based on grounded theory. Particularly, it attempts to explain how and why (or why not) Japan’s eco-town project networks are able to nurture and sustain collaborative, progressive innovation. Insights can then be used to guide development of Japan’s CE development policy (Japan CE Vision 2020).
26/09/2022 Writing and Publishing Your Own Research Professor George Saridakis
Dr Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi
The workshop aims to introduce research students and junior research staff to the challenges that they are likely to face while writing their research papers and subsequently when trying to publish them in academic journals. A number of aspects will be covered during the workshop such as choosing a research topic, research collaboration, dealing with data and methodological questions, identifying the right journal for submission and dealing with the referees' reports. Thus, the workshop provides the opportunity for doctoral candidates to learn about the challenges of publishing academic journals, especially in terms of publishing in high quality peer reviewed journals.
8/09/2022 Preparing for Qualifying Assessment and Viva Pg Dr Hjh Norulazidah This workshop will provide guidance for doctoral students to help prepare them for their PhD Qualifying Assessment (QA) and viva by going through the processes involved before, during, and after their PhD QA and viva. Tips on how to successfully defend a proposal and thesis will also be shared during the session.
3/09/2022 Tutor Training Dr Annie Dayani The Workshop aims to equip tutors with pedagogical methods and relevant information required to assist them in delivering quality tutoring to UBDSBE students. By the end of the session, participants will understand the UBDSBE expectations from tutors, and be informed of the effective pedagogical methods for tutoring UBDSBE students.