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Foreign Funded Scholarship Programs

Indonesian Government scholarships for Masters Degree Program, 2011 Indonesian Government has offered scholarships, under its scheme Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) or Developing Countries Partnership (DCP), for pursuing Master studies in various universities of Indonesia for the Academic Session 2011-12. The details are as under: Goal: The scholarship aims: 1.             To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries. 2.             To strengthen the relationship and mutual cooperation among developing countries 3.             To contribute to the development of human resource quality Eligibility Criteria: I.              The maximum of age is 35 years. II.             Has a completed four (4) years Bachelors Degree or equivalent. III.            Has a TOEFL score of 450 or equivalent IV.           Completes and submits the application form and must be nominated by the respective government.   V.            If successful, while studying in

Data Collecting Instruments

                      See more about research methods:                                               Data structure                       A population is the entire collection of ‘things’ in which                       we are interested. A sample is a subset of a population......
“You don’t have to eat the whole ox to know that the meat is tough.” Samuel Johnson Data collecting instruments The choice of data collection instrument is crucial to the success of the survey. When determining an appropriate data collection method, many factors need to be taken into account, including complexity or sensitivity of the topic, response rate required, time or money available for the survey and the population that is to be targeted. Some of the most common data collection methods are described in the following sections. 1.          Interviewer enumerated surveys Interviewer enumerated surveys involve a trained interviewer going to the potential respondent, asking the questions and recording the responses. The advantages of using this methodology are: _ provides better data quality _ special questioning techniques can be used _ greater rapport established with the respondent _ allows more complex issues to be included _ produces higher response rates _ more flexibilit

Tips on Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Methods

There are two broad categories of data collection methods: qualitative and quantitative.   Initially much of the work of the CLIPs is likely to fall in the area of qualitative research. Later the work may involve more quantitative methods. Qualitative Research Qualitative research is grounded in the assumption that individuals construct social reality in the form of meanings and interpretations, and that these constructions tend to be transitory and situational. Use qualitative methods to capture what people say about their meanings and interpretations. Qualitative research typically involves qualitative data, i.e., data obtained through methods such interviews, on-site observations, and focus groups that is in narrative rather than numerical form. Such data are analyzed by looking for themes and patterns. It involves reading, rereading, and exploring the data. How the data are gathered will greatly affect the ease of analysis and utility of findings. Resources on Qualitative Resear