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Academic Planner

JKA 319E/2 & JKA 421E/2
Academic Session 2016/2017
Conference/ Webex


Intensive Course



Students need to fill in the date and time of video conference sessions. 2 . Please refer to the video conference timetable for Academic Session 2016/2017 provided.

Course Delivery and Supervision Teaching and supervising activities will take place mainly through these platforms: 1. b. This course provides the hands-on practice for students to prepare a research proposal for their final year research project under JKA 430E/4 Project: Selected Social Issues. It includes skills to identify social issue to be investigated. students should be able to:  Identify sociological and anthropological issues for systematic enquiry. the research method and the time frame to guide the research process. D. C. analysing of data and writing a complete report have always been a required exercise for students majoring in the field of sociology and anthropology. 3. the conceptual or theoretical framework (when applicable). Learning Outcomes Upon completing this course. Proposal presentation and supervision meetings during Intensive Course.  To present the above in a systematically written proposal and make adjustment according to feedback. The research proposal will contribute to the students’ final year research project under JKA 430E/4. research questions/hypotheses and research method. B.  Identify research problem(s).  Apply relevant theory and/or concept applicable for the subject matter. where these teaching/supervising activities will take place: a. research objective(s). the research questions.  To present research proposal using oral and visual communications. to review previous literature. 3 . Reading materials and references provided in eLearn@pppjj. Video conferences/ Webex (2 sessions). e-kuliah. c. the research objectives. All field researches require systematic planning in the form of proposal that lays down in detail the issue. Discussion and supervision through various forums on eLearn@pppjj. the current knowledge about the issue.JKA319E/2 & JKA412/E – RESEARCH PROPOSAL & REPORT PLANNING METHOD A. eLearn@pppjj. Course Aims This course aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in writing research proposal and planning for research reporting. 2. to adopt appropriate research method and to plan the research and reporting activities. to develop the appropriate research strategy for the investigation. Introduction Undertaking sociological or anthropological field research.

 Paragraph: leave one line between paragraphs. 4 . font size: 11pt. See announcement in eLearn@pppjj. 9) Reference list. Assessment and Course Work Requirements There is no test or final exam for this course. 2) Introduction to the selected research topic. 5) A review of at least 4 academic journal articles (year 2005 onwards) (in point form). 7) Research method. paper orientation: portrait. Save filename as: (Student’s full name)_TG1  Submit TG1 online in eLearn@pppjj by 22 Feb 2017. *Note: Additional points will be awarded to students who volunteer to present their proposal during Intensive Course.  Font: Arial. 4) Research objectives and research questions or hypotheses. 8) Project and reporting time line (Gantt Chart). Students will be assessed individually based on their achievements in the following course works: TG0: Research topic selection (0%) TG1: Draft research proposal (30%) [Submit online by 22 Feb 2017] TG2: Final research proposal (70%) [Post to PPPJJ by 18 Apr 2017] TG0: Research topic selection Students are COMPULSORY to select their research topics in consultation with the course manager before they can proceed to prepare their draft research proposal (TG1). 6) Theoretical framework or conceptual framework (in point form). This will be done in a designated forum in eLearn@pppjj.5cm.E. TG1: Draft research proposal (30%)* The draft research proposal should NOT exceed 15 pages and MUST contains the following: 1) Title of the proposal. Right: 2cm.  Language: English or Bahasa Malaysia. The format:  Paper size: A4 paper. Left: 2. 3) Elaboration on the research problems. Bottom: 2cm. line spacing: 1.  File format: Microsoft Word.  Margins – Top: 2cm.5pt. 10) Draft interview guideline or questionnaire.  Reference style: APA 6th edition.

Students are also required to do their own reading and libray research (online and offline) on their selected research topics. Elaboration on the research problems. Project and reporting time line (Gantt Chart). Allyn & Bacon. Reference list.TG2: Final research proposal (70%) The final research proposal should NOT exceed 25 pages and MUST contains the following:             Title of the proposal. (2006).org/ebook. P. (1978).W. References 1. A. H.). Interview guideline or questionnaire. Giddens. Boston: Pearson Education. Proposed final report outline. except submit TG2 in hardcopy and softcopy. UK: Polity. TG1 and TG2. G. F. (2007). 2. The format:  Similar to TG1.cambridge. Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (6th ed. G. Abstract (not more than 300 words) Introduction to the selected research topic. comb binding or plastic folder. Research method. and discuss with other students.  Cover and binding: Use paper covers (with official cover). [ebook: http://ebooks. DO NOT use plastic sheets. UK: Cambridge University Press. & Pelto.jsf?bid=CBO9780511607776] 3. Students are advised to spend at least 2 hours a week to do library research and prepare TG0. Literature review.  Post TG2 to PPPJJ main office by 18 April 2017 and submit an additional soft copy online. Learning Approach Students are expected to visit eLearn@pppjj on a regular basis for e-Kuliah. 5 . TG1 and TG2. consult the course manager on TG0. Sociology (5th ed. L. J. Research objectives and research questions or hypotheses. put at least 3 staples on the left margin and cover with tape. Pelto.). Theoretical framework or conceptual framework. Anthropological research: The structure of inquiry. Neumann.

Preparing TG1. Intensive Course: 17Jan – 9 Feb 2017. Course Manager Assoc. Preparing TG2. Post TG2 by 18 Apr 2017. Submit TG1 online by 22 Feb 2017. Fatan Hamamah Yahaya Tel. Students are advised to plan your course work according to this time line. Do not wait until the last minute or after the deadline. Therefore you need to plan and manage your time properly so that you do not lag in any aspect of your life. Preparing TG2. Preparing TG1. Preparing oral presentation for TG1 during Intensive Course. Course Work Preparation Timeline As students. Prof Dr. Students are encouraged to contact me via eLearn@pppjj. Month Activities / Course Work Deadlines September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 Identifying research topic and doing library research (TG0). Identifying research topic and doing library research (TG0). IMPORTANT: You need to contact the course manager if you have any difficulty following the course or completing your assignments. family and study. you are expected to balance your work. Be responsible to your learning.my 6 .(O) : Email : 04 653 2316 hamamah@usm.H.