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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Faculty of Art and Social Science (FAS)
Department of Psychology and Counselling
UAPG 1004 Research Methods in Behavioural Science
WEEK

IN CLASS

1

Tutorial 1

2

Tutorial 2
Derive the following from week 1 task 2 and task 3
Topic-Problem-Purpose-Questions

HOME TASK
1. Decide group member
2. Decide topic
(write Background of
Study and Problem
Statement)
3. Find two (2) journal
papers
1. In class activity
(Topic-Problem-PurposeQuestions) to be
submitted on Friday
before 5pm
2. Find two (2) journal
papers

For example,
Topic
Youth suicidality

Purpose of the activity:

Problem
The rising of youth suicidality in Malaysia for the past 5 years

To understand why the
topic is important to be
studied

Dr Adnan, the Malaysian suicidologist, stated that family is losing its original protective function to youth suicidality To understand how to
narrow down the scope of
study (population, factor
etc)
Purpose
To understand the
To investigate whether parenting (the immediate environment to significance of the study the children) serve as risk or resilience factor to youth suicidality (what actually the researcher would like to

find out?)
Questions
(1) Do the three parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive) correlate with youth negative suicide
ideation?
(2) Do the three parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive) correlate with youth positive life ideation?

Prepared by
Goh Lee Ying, Angeline

To understand the studied
variables (independent
and dependent variable)
and technique for
analysis

1/9

WEEK

IN CLASS

HOME TASK

3

From the four (4) journal papers, identify the review/summary 1. In class activity and the methodology,
(Content Page and
Methodology) to be
submitted the following
day before 5pm
2.Find two (2) journal
papers
Review/Summary

Purpose of the activity:

(1) Write out the Content Page that consist of Chapter 1 To obtain a clearer Introduction, Chapter 2 Literature Review, and Chapter 3 picture on the studied Material and Method
topic
For example
1.0 Introduction and Literature Review
1.1 Background of study
1.2 Problem statement
1.3 Life Ideation
1.3.1 Negative Ideation
1.3.2 Positive Ideation
1.4 Parenting Style
1.4.1 Authoritarian
1.4.2 Authoritative
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Research Questions

To understand on the
feasibility of the proposed
project

2.0 Methodology
2.1 Participant
2.2 Measure
2.2.1 Beck Hopelessness Inventory
2.2.2 Parental Authority Questionnaire
2.3 Data Analysis
2.4 Procedure
3.0 Findings
3.1
3.2
4.0 Discussion and Conclusion
4.1
4.2
4.3 Limitations
4.4 Recommendations
(2) Write out the Proposal - optional
From the content page, extend the writing to a complete
proposal for chapter 1 and 2 only.
Prepared by
Goh Lee Ying, Angeline

2/9

WEEK

IN CLASS

HOME TASK
Purpose of the activity:

Methodology
Complete the table
Journal 1

Journal 2

Journal 3

Journal 4

Proposed

To understand how
previous researches have
been conducted

Participant

To identify the
appropriate methods used
in the project

Measure
Data
Analysis
Procedure

For example,
Journal 1
Participant

Measure
(if the
reliability
and
validity
score
available,
write it
down)

Data
Analysis
Procedure

Journal 2

Journal 3

Journal 4

Proposed

183
college
students,
Convenien
t
sampling,
Peninsular
Malaysia
Beck
Hopelessn
ess
Inventory,
20 items,
4 point
likert scale

2305
university
students,
Cluster
sampling,
USA

746 aged
from 9-19,
Stratified
ssampling,
Singapore

490
inpatient,
Purposive
sampling,
Hong
Kong

?

To fit into the research
gap the previous
researchers have left
unidentified

Clinical
?
Life
Satisfactio Suicidal
Assessme
n
nt
Inventory,
12 items, 6
point likert
scale,
Suicidal
Behaviour...
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