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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY MODULE OUTLINE

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT


INTAN 2017

1. Name of Module : Research Methodology (KEE10043)

2. Duration of Module: Two Weeks 3. Date of Module:


Group 1:
26/12/2017 – 5/1/2018

4. Time of Module: 5. Lecture Venue:


Monday – Friday (8.30 a.m. – 4.30 pm)
* Subject to change Seri Mutiara Room 2 & 3,
* Classes in the afternoon may be Academic Block,
extended if required INTAN Bukit Kiara

5. Medium of Instruction: English 6. Consultation Hours:


By appointment
7. Lecturers:

(i) Dr. Khalid bin Abdul Hamid


Tel: 03-2084 7221
Email: khalid@intanbk.intan.my

(ii) Mdm. Anis Rizana bt.


Mohd Zainuddin@ Mohd. Zainuddin
Tel: 03-2084 7890
Email: anis@intanbkntan.my

(iii) Dr. Abdul Gapar bin Abu Bakar


Tel: 03-2084 7281
E-mail: abdulgapar@intanbk.intan.my

(iv) Dr. Rosbi bt. Abd Rahman


Tel: 03-2084 7322
Email: rosbi@intanbk.intan.my

8. Module Coordinator:

Ms. Lai Swei Sien


Tel: 03-2084 7494
Email: sslai@intanbk.intan.my

9. Rationale:

The module is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of research


methods and confidence in designing a research project and choosing the appropriate
methods.
10. Objectives of Module:

(i) To familiarise students with the fundamental theories and key concepts in
research
(ii) To explain how to formulate research problems as well as research questions
and/or hypotheses that can be tested
(iii) To highlight the importance of identifying appropriate analysis to answer
research questions

11. Module Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module, students are able to:

(i) Synthesize the theories, key concepts and processes in research


(ii) Formulate research problems as well as research questions and/or hypotheses
that can be tested
(iii) Apply appropriate analysis to answer research questions
(iv) Integrate the knowledge and comprehension on research methodology to write
a research proposal

12. Teaching Methodology:

This module is taught using a combination of lectures as well as group based activities.
The activities will assess the students’ ability to apply the theories, concepts and
principles of research.

13. Assessment:

Group presentation 45
Individual assignment 45
Attendance 10
Total 100

14. Basic Reading Requirements:


i. Babbie, E. (2010). The practice of social research (12th ed.). Belmont:
Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

ii. Ho, C. P. (2013). Research methodology manual. Kuala Lumpur: Institut


Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN).

iii. Liamputtong, P., & Ezzy, D. (2005). Qualitative research methods. Oxford:
Oxford University Press.

iv. Moisander, J., & Valtonen, A. (2006). Qualitative marketing research: A


cultural approach. London: Sage Publications.

v. Salkind, N. J. (2011). Exploring research (8th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

vi. Sekaran, U., & Bougie, R. (2013). Research methods for business (6th ed.). New
York: John Wiley & Sons.
15. Other Information:

Submission of group presentation *Kindly refer to the handout


slides (soft copy and hard copy) regarding detailed instructions
on submission of group
assignment.

Submission of individual assignment *Kindly refer to the handout


(soft copy to be uploaded individually regarding detailed instructions
into Turnitin as well as hard copy to on submission of individual
be collected by Class Manager) assignment.

* Individual assignments which are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.