Research design

SHARPS Colloquium on Postdoctoral Research 2022 boosted student enthusiasm

The School of Human Resource Development and Psychology (SHARPS), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had successfully organized a two-day program of Postgraduate Research Colloquium 2022 on 4and January and 8and February 2022.

This event began with a keynote address by the President of the School of Human Resource Development and Psychology (SHARPS), Professor Siti Aisyah binti Abdul Rahman.

Knowledge sharing sessions were then organized in the morning, followed by parallel sessions in the afternoon for the first and second days of the event.

This two-day program managed to cover several research-related topics such as overview of systematic literature review. The guest speaker for this topic was from Faculty of Technology Management and Technological Entrepreneurship, Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM), Dr. Imran Qureshi.

Meanwhile, two other distinguished guest speakers were invited to share their expertise on “Advanced Research Design in Quantitative Research” and “ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Research” respectively on the second day of the event. They were Assoc. Teacher. Dr. Mohd Awang Idris from Universiti Malaya (UM) and Dr. Ani Munirah binti Mohamad from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

These knowledge sharing sessions served as platforms for SHARPS postgraduate students to discuss related research questions with guest speakers and derive valuable insights.

In addition, the committee hoped that by attending these sessions, all participants would be motivated to refine and complete their research on time. These sessions are believed to have added value to future SHARPS postgraduate students after completing their studies and research at UTM.

SHARPS Facebook Live and Webex were used as platforms for these colloquium sessions.

There were 23 participants who presented their research progress on the first day, while 13 participants managed to take part in the parallel sessions on the second day. Merit points were also awarded to all registered participants.

Based on the participants’ feedback during the sessions, these colloquia had strengthened their motivation to continue gradually.

Special thanks to the senior management of the FSSH for their continued support, Dean of the FSSH, Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir; President of SHARPS, Prof. Dr. Siti Aisyah Abdul Rahman; Director of Human Resource Development (HRD), Dr. Irmawati Norazman; and the project leader, Dr. Nur Syafiqah A. Rahim.

Finally, thank you to all the reviewers, guest speakers and organizing committees of the colloquium.

Prepared by: Dr. Nur Syafiqah binti A. Rahim, Dr. Mas Idayu binti Saidi, Dr. Mohammad Saipol bin Mohd Sukor, Dr. Noraini binti Rusbadrol, Dr. Ana Haziqah binti A. Rashid, Dr. Mohd Ferdaus bin Harun, Dr. Irza Hanie binti Abu Samah, Dr. Amalina binti Ibrahim, Dr Farah Adibah binti Ibrahim, Dr Junaidah binti Yusof, Dr Mohd Sharial bin Bungsu, Dr Yusma Fariza binti Yasin, Dr Ruzanna binti Shahrin.