Nurturing research culture in Malaysia: The social sciences undergraduates' responses

Habibah Ahmad, Hamzah Jusoh, Amiah @ Amriah Buang

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Abstract

One of the goals of teaching and learning in social sciences is to produce a social scientist that is capable to conduct, analyze and practice a scientific research. During their learning sessions, students are normally taught to explore, interpreted and resolved an array of a society's real issues and problems. Hence, over the 3 years of learning, the students will acquired both the knowledge in a specific discipline as well as the basic of research skills and culture in the field of their study. However, little attempts were made to understand and discover the students' responses on such capacity of exposures. Based on a convenient survey of 100 undergraduates in a research university in Malaysia, this study aims at delineating the undergraduates' responses on efforts on nurturing research culture among them. This study reveals that the research skills are developed in tandem with the aims of nurturing research culture among undergraduates, particularly at individual and university level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-124
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Field work
  • Research culture
  • Social sciences
  • Specific discipline
  • Undergraduates
  • Writing and data analysis

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Nurturing research culture in Malaysia : The social sciences undergraduates' responses. / Ahmad, Habibah; Jusoh, Hamzah; Buang, Amiah @ Amriah.

In: Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011, p. 114-124.

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