Friday, September 19, 2014


ISDEV members busy going through the notes of the lecture by ISDEV statistician, Encik Aziz Abd Tahar 

ISDEV Graduate Monthly Supervision for August saw a packed C23 Conference Room at the School of Social Sciences. More than 50 ISDEV members were present for this month's programme which is held in the afternoon, 27 August 2014. This Monthly Graduate Supervision was part of of the Social Sciences Colloquium programme. Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad was the Chairperson of the day throughout the programme.

Dr Zakaria (left) giving the "Tarbiyah Pengarah". With  him is Encik Abd Aziz (right), ISDEV statistician.

The programme started with a Tarbiyah Pengarah but this time around it was delivered by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Zakaria Bahari. ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh was away due to the demand of his work.  Dr Zakaria addressed ISDEV members on the importance of having both iman (faith) and taqwa  (piety) especially in the context of embarking in research. Dr. Zakaria talked about how iman and taqwa with a strong belief in tauhid (monotheism) have to be the foundational stronghold of each and every researcher in ISDEV as ISDEV is committed to research on Islam with the aim to glorify Islam.

Committed and passionate about his work, Encik Abd Aziz, shared his more than 30 years experience as a
statistician with USM in doing the empirical studies of any project work.

The programme then continued with the Monthly Graduate Supervision on "How to Construct Questionnaire" by ISDEV Statistician, Abd Aziz Tahar. He led this session by providing a detailed explanation on the various terms used and referred to before one embarks to construct a questionnaire. He also gave some pointers on the do's and don'ts in structuring the questions for questionnaire. ISDEV members were keen to get a clearer picture as a lively questions and answer sessions transpired throughout his lecture.

The industrious ISDEV lecturer, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad who served as the chairperson throughout the programme.

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