Pre-Conference Workshops

We will conduct following workshops before commencement of the conference:

  1. How to publish in quality journals?
  2. Structural Equation Modelling with AMOS
  3. Structural Equation Modelling with SmartPLS
  4. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using Mplus
  5. Qualitative Research Methodologies and Data Analysis using NVIVO
  6. Case Writing Workshop
  7. How to get and execute freelance work?
  8. Scale Development
  9. Re-engineer your mental power

Duration of each of these workshops will be one day except for the course on NVIVO. Details are given below:

 

1. How to publish in quality journals?

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Dr. Mustafa Jaber and Dr. Ayaz

Methodology: Lecture, demonstration and discussions

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • How to select a good journal to publish
  • Common reasons of articles rejections
  • What is H- index
  • Types of articles
  • How to write a good article
  • Finishing your article
  • Identification of journals
  • Processing and submission of articles
  • Reviewing and addressing comments of reviewers

 

2. Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Dr. Ayaz

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and hands-on (on AMOS v. 23).

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • Overview of Multivariate Analysis
  • Introduction to SEM
  • Latent Constructs – Formative and Reflective Constructs
  • Creating and Testing Measurement Model – Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
  • Examining Model Fit
  • Modification Indexes
  • Creating and Testing Structural Model
  • Testing Mediating and Moderating Effects


 

3. Structural Equation Modeling using SmartPLS

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Dr. Mobasher Rehman; Dr. Atiq ur Rehman

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and hands-on exercises (by using latest version of SmartPLS) will form methodology of the course. All participants will get free two-month license of SmartPLS 3.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • Introduction to SEM
  • Overview of PLS-based SEM
  • Creating and Assessing Measurement Model
  • Reliability and validity tests
  • Internal consistency reliability
  • Indicator reliability
  • Convergent validity
  • Discriminant validity
  • Assessing structural model and testing hypotheses
  • Testing mediating effect
  • Testing moderating effect
  • Presentation of results


4. Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Mr. Muddaser Ghani and Dr. Zakerya

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and hands-on exercises will form methodology of the course. Note: All participants should get Mplus installed on their laptops before joining the workshop.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • Introduction to SEM
  • Introduction to SEM- Bayseian
  • Data Screening
  • Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)
  • Convergent & Discriminant validity
  • Reliability
  • Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
  • Measurement Model
  • Direct & Indirect effects
  • Structural Model Construction
  • Sequential Modeling

 

5. Qualitative Research Methodologies and Data Analysis using NVivo 11

Resource Persons: Dr. Rab Nawaz Lodhi QSR Certified International Trainer

Duration: 2 days

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 600 (Note: all participants are requested to bring their laptops having NVIVO V.11 installed)

 

Contents

Day 1

  • Introduction to NVivo Software
    • Application of NVivo Software for Qualitative Data Analysis relating to different issues in sociology, criminology, marketing, management, health sciences etc.
    • Examples of different studies published in different journals of Elsevier, Emerald, etc.
  • Qualitative Data Collection and the Nature of Qualitative Data
    • Observations – Field Notes
    • Focus Group – Audio/Video Recordings/Data Sheet
    • Document Review, Content exploration
    • Interviews – Audio/Video Recordings/Data Sheet
    • Blogs , weblogs, exploration of contents
    • Images – Pictures
    • E-mails, exploration of contents, timings, contexts
    • Diaries , exploration of contents, timings, contexts
    • Minutes of Meetings
    • Historical Evidences
    • Websites
    • Data from Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin)
  • Observational Exercise
    • Observational Exercise
    • Activities for identifying themes from the pictures
  • Qualitative Data Handling using NVivo Software
    • Setting up a Project using NVivo
    • Inserting Participant’s Interviews,
    • Real Audio & Video Recordings,
    • Setting of Data Sets in spread sheet,
    • Inserting Pdf and doc, docx, text documents
    • Inserting Images in different forms
    • Working with Documents, Videos, Audio files, Images and Datasets
    • Organizing Qualitative Data in NVivo

Day 2

  • Transcription of Video/ Audio Recordings & Qualitative Data Analysis Methods Transcription of Videos
    • Transcription of Audio Recorded Data • Qualitative Data Analysis Methods
    • Thematic Analysis
    • Discourse and conversational Analysis
    • Content Analysis
    • Cluster Analysis
    • Pattern Matching
    • Role of Literature in Qualitative Research
    • Defining Relationships
    • Tree Maps
    • Hierarchy of Concepts
  • One-to-One Interaction
    • Interactive Session between resource person and participants to discuss their individual issues in their research projects
  • Analyzing Complex Data with NVivo and Exploring Results
    • Classifying, Sorting, Organizing Material,
    • Identifying themes and data coding,
    • Introducing & Creating ‘Nodes’,
    • Defining different levels of coding and creating tree nodes
    • Working with Themes and Ideas
    • Defining meaning to an ‘Ideas’ and exploring evidences to support the arguments
    • Classification of Data and respondents
    • Defining demographic information of the respondents e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, profession, occupation, income level, and marital status etc.
    • Cluster Analysis
    • Word Tree Analysis,
    • Word Tag Cloud Analysis,
    • Metrics Coding Analysis
    • Word Frequency Analysis
    • Exploring Charts and comparing “nodes” with respondents’ race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, profession, occupation, income level, and marital status etc.
    • Exploring Tree Maps find the significance of the themes/issues
    • Comparing themes/issues
  • One-to-One Interaction
    • Interactive Session between resource person and participants to discuss their individual issues in their research projects
  • Interpreting and Reporting Qualitative Findings
    • Methods to interpret and report the qualitative results
    • Discussion on Different Research Papers based on NVivo Analysis
    • Shaping findings into Models and Relationships
    • Developing meaningful conclusions
  • Applying NVivo Software for the Review of Literature
    • Skimming, scanning and mapping techniques
    • Coding Data and Identifying Gaps
    • developing argument
    • Comparing “nodes” by matrix coding query
  • Advocacy of Inductive Arguments
    • Defining Claims
    • Providing Evidence
    • Supporting Warrant
  • One-to-One Interaction
    • Interactive Session between resource person and participants to discuss their individual issues in their research projects

 

6. Case Writing Workshop

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Dr. Atiq ur Rehman and Dr. Zekerya

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and exercises will form methodology of the workshop.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • Introduction to case writing
  • How to develop an idea for writing a case?
  • How to prepare a case synopsis?
  • Designing structure of a case
  • Preparing case
  • Developing teaching notes
  • Testing and refining a case

 

7. How to get and execute freelance work?

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: M. Ghani and Asif Ahmed

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and exercises will form methodology of the course. The participants will learn about the basics of freelancing work and develop critical competencies needed to secure and execute work.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

  • Understanding the nature of freelance work
  • How to search freelance work opportunities?
  • How to prepare project proposals for freelance work?
  • How to bid?
  • How to get work?
  • How to form and develop teams for projects?
  • How to plan and execute work?
  • How to develop and sustain your competitive edge?
  • Opportunities for work – websites
  • Nature of online frauds and how to detect and avoid them
  • Key competencies
    • Writing proposals
    • IT skills
    • Technical skills
    • Project management skills
    • Social networking
    • Others
  • Getting certifications
  • Issues and challenges in freelance work
  • Ethical issues

 

8. Scale Development

Duration: 1 day

Resource Persons: Ms. Faryal Razzaq

Methodology: A blend of lectures, cases and exercises will form methodology of the course. This workshop is for anyone interested to develop scales/questionnaires indigenously. Most established scales are developed in North America/Western cultural context and may not cover the scope or essence of researches carried out in other cultures. By the end of the sessions the participants will be able to generate suitable scale items that capture the essence of the underlying variable from the domain of content. The participants will be able to pilot test and know how to establish Criterion, construct and Content validities and reliabilities for the new scale. Participants will be able to establish valid and reliable scale as per their research requirements.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: RM 300

Contents:

    • Introduction to Survey Methodology and Scale Development
      • Elements of Survey Design
      • How much data is enough? Determining sample size
      • Steps for new Scale Development
    • Developing Scale
      • Establishing domain of content. To determine precisely what to measure
      • Generating item pool, structure of items.
      • Determine the format of the scale.
    • Reliability and Validity Analysis
      • Pilot testing
      • Reliability analysis
        • Test –retest
        •  internal-consistency
      • Types of validity
      • Establishing Face and content validity of the new scale
        • SME
        • Factor Loading ( Exploration Factor Analysis)
      • Establishing construct validity
        • Convergent
          •  Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) though item reliabilty, composite reliability and average variance extracted
          • Correlation Analysis with established scale
        • Discriminant validity
          • Correlation matrix of factors withg square root of average variance extracted
          • Low correlation with unrelated construct
      • Establishing  Criterion Validity
        • Concurrent
          • Correlations with a factor that construct should influence
        • Predictive
          • R2& Cross-validated Redundancies
    • Protocols for Factorial Validities
      • Protocol and decision criteria for Exploratory Factor Analysis and Principle component analysis
      • Steps in establishing factorial validity of the scale for Confirmatory factor analysis
      • Refining scales

9. Re-engineer your mental power

Duration: 2 days

Resource Persons: Dr. Ghulam Dastgeer

Methodology: A blend of lectures and practical exercises will form methodology of the course.

Venue: Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Fee: US$ 200

Contents:

  1. Four levels of existence
  2. Understanding the comfort zone
  3. The function and importance of unconscious mind
  4. Presuppositions for mental power
  5. The belief system: discovering & changing your beliefs
  6. Focus: the power of concentration
  7. The NLP communication model
  8. State of mind (Physiology and Psychology)
  9. Reframing perspectives
  10. Self-Talk: dealing with negative self-talk
  11. The power of imagination
  12. Mastering emotions and anxiety control
  13. Relaxation and energization (self-hypnosis)

About Trainer:

Dr. Ghulam Dastgeer a dynamic and inspiring speaker holds doctorate degree in Human Resource Development. He is associated with Air University Islamabad and Asian Center for Organizational Development, Islamabad (Pakistan). He is a licensed practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) by society of NLP™ and certified master Hypnotist. Having 08 years of teaching, training and research experience Dr. Ghulam has conducted number of trainings on soft skills like mental power, personal excellence, communication skills, stress management, Into to NLP, hypnosis etc. in government, corporate and education sectors of Pakistan.