MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

QUANTITATIVE DECISION MAKING
(ECON 6130)

GROUP PROJECT:
"RESEARCH COMPETENCY OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ACROSS 3 DIFFERENT FACULTIES"

INSTRUCTOR:
PROF. DR. RAFIKUL ISLAM

GROUP MEMBERS:
AMIR QAYYUM BIN CHE NORDDIN G1337179
BASREE KARING G1339553
NASRUL IZAD MOHD ISA G1337159






TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………...... 3
Problem Statement ……………………………………………………………………3
Research Questions…………………………………………………………………....3
Significance of the Study ……………………………………………………………..3
Instruments …………………………………………………………………………... 3
Methodology and Data ………………………………………………………………………. 5
Test Analysis ………………………………………………………………………… 5
SPSS Data Input (Coding) ……………………………………………………………5
Data View and Variable View ………………………………………………………..8
Test Result………………………………………………………………………… 22
Frequency………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Result and Discussion ……………………………………………………………………….31
ANOVA Test ……………………………………………………………………… 32
Discussion and Recommendation ……………………………………………………40
Appendix - Questionnaire ………………………………………………………………… 41











INTRODUCTION

1.1 Problem Statement
The advancement of technology and development in today's world is highly related with intensive research that have been produced. Generally, the high quality research that being produced is highly depending on the research competency of the researchers. Thus, research competency is vital factor in producing good research. However the research competency that being equipped by the researchers is depending on how they are being trained (to do research). Thus, the study on difference research competency of student between different faculty and school is essential in order to signal that different curricular structures that being offered by faculties will affect the research competency of students
The purpose of this project paper is to study is there any differences in research competency of students between different faculty and school.

1.2 Research Questions
Based on the problem statement, there are several research questions that can be derived:
To study is there any differences in literature review research skill competency.
To study is there any differences in framing research question's skill.
To study is there any differences in capability of developing instruments.
To study is there any differences in data collection skill.
To study is there any differences in data analysis skill.

1.3 Significant of study
This research paper is significant to be conducted because it can help the school of faculty to identify the weaknesses of the curricular structures especially in enhancing research competency among student. Plus, it will signal the necessity to conduct unified research methodology course across faculty and school (in the scope of International Islamic University Malaysia).

1.4 Instruments
The instruments that being used in data collection process is questionnaire . The procedure of distributing this questionnaire; questionnaire is distributed to 25 Post graduate students of 3 faculties which are Kulliyah of economics and management sciences (KENMS), Kulliyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT), and Graduate School of Management (GSM).
The question that being constructed with the purpose to gain several information from respondents. On the first two parts of questionnaire, the demographic information about respondents such as gender, age, marital status, and monthly expenditures. In the general information part, the information about; the Kulliyah of the respondents, is the respondents scholarship recipient or not, and is the student doing full thesis or coursework.
On the next five parts of questionnaire, the research competency variables; literatures review, research question, instruments, data collection, and data analysis being asked to respondents. This variables are depending upon which faculty are they from. The respondents being asked to rate their agreement of the questions (5 - strongly agree, 4 - agree, 3 - Nether agree nor disagree, 2 - disagree, 1 - strongly disagree). For the analysis purpose, we choose to use analysis of variances (ANOVA test) to determine is there any differences of research competency among students across 3 different faculties.



















METHODOLOGY AND DATA

Test Analysis
In order to make the data collected reliable, reliability test need to be performed in order to ensure the consistency of the data collected. By using SPSS Software, we can identify the data collected is reliable or not , through Cronbach's alpha reliability test. The result of Cronbach's alpha reliability test, when running onto the data that have been collected, is 0.858. It means that the data collected (response from research's participants) were reliable enough, for the research to be continue to the next step (e.g. Analysis) .
In the test analysis stage, Five variables that being focal point in this research, will be tested through dependent variables that have been identified; which refers to the postgraduates students from three different faculty;