Name of Course: Research Methodology Course Code: FEM 3002 Credit Hour: 3 (2+1)
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Name of Course:Research Methodology
Course Code:FEM 3002
Credit Hour:3 (2+1)
This course comprises 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory work per week. To fulfill the requirement for the laboratory work will complete 2 assignments, which are: 1) Research proposal, and 2) Managing and analyzing data using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Professor Dr. RozumahBaharudin
Professor in Family and Parenting Ecology
Alamat:Department of Human Development & Family Studies
43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor
Introduction to research design and analysis in Human Development. Meaning of science, scientific research and its application in Human Development. Research planning process, data analysis and interpretation, report writing and presentation of research findings.
(Pengenalankepadarekabentukdananalisispenyelidikan di dalam Pembangunan Manusia. PengertianSains, penyelidikansaintifikdanpenggunaannya di dalam Pembangunan Manusia. Perancangandan proses penyelidikan, analisisdaninterpretasi data, penulisandanpenyampaianhasilpenyelidikan).
This course will require 28 hours of lecture ( 2 x 14 weeks) and at least 42 hours of laboratory work (3 x 14 weeks). Given that this is a long distance education course students will not have the opportunity to attend a hands-on laboratory work; however, the assignments and exercises in the module will allow students to apply the “learn by doing” approach on their own.
This module is divided into 9 units that cover the various main topics. Table 1 presents the weekly division of topics that students should follow closely in order to study the materials in this module. Table 2 provides a detail content of each unit in the module.
To fulfill 42 hours of lab work, students need to complete the following assignments:
The lab work will be explained further during the class meeting at UPM.
Please take note that the laboratory contents and exercises may change from one semester to another, and students will be informed of the changes during each class meeting.
Assignment I: Research Proposal (10 pages)
For this assignment you will write a research proposal on a topic that is related to your interest and program of study. Before writing, you need to understand the whole topics related to research methodology. Please use the proposal outline/guideline given to you in Unit 4. Failing to abide by the guidelines given will have negative influence on your marks.
Students are required to sit for the mid-semester test. Questions in the test will be in both objective and subjective formats. The test will cover Unit 1 to 4, and aspects related to Assignment 1. This test carries 35% of the total marks.
philos = love
sophia = wisdom
Research often makes use of all four of these ways of knowing:
The empirical knowledge, is what most modern research acquisition aims at establishing, which is known as empirical research.
Please see detail notes of Unit 1 to 4 in the FEM3002 Module