Research Training Series
RC-CCH is a knowledge development centre and unit that supports improvement of research ability mainly for teaching and supporting staffs of PPM Manajemen. The efforts are realized by a series of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Trainings.
RC-CCH routinely hold these trainings twice a year, each for Quantitative Research Training and Qualitative Research Training respectively.
The activities of knowledge development carried out by RC-CCH in 2012 were ended by Quantitative Research Training. In terms of modelling, this training in particular used Structural Equation Modeling. In addition, the participants were guided to be able to use the Lisrel 8.8 program.
SEM has the following characteristics (Wijanto, 2008: 9) :
- Having 2 types of variables, namely latent and observable variables;
- Having 2 types of models, namely structural and measurement models;
- Having 2 types of errors, namely structural and measurement errors.
The ideas in SEM are delivered through a path diagram, which can specifically describe the model used. The new knowledge on SEM and Lisrel 8.8 program would enrich the knowledge development program carried out by RC-CCH.
The activities schedule is as follow:
- First meeting: 17 July 2012
- Second meeting: 20 September 2012
- Third meeting: 29 October 2012
One agenda of Research Center and Case Clearing House (RC-CCH) of PPM School of Managment in the area of knowledge development is Qualitative Research Training and Mentoring. In early 2012, this qualitative research training was specialized on Focus Group Discussion (FGD) learning.
FGD is one of data collecting methods in qualitative approach, carried out by gathering people in a room to discuss a certain subject. The discussion is led by a moderator and assisted by a minutes writer and a transcriber.
As a research carried out using qualitative approach, the results expected from the FGD include improved insights and rationale of the respondents. The research report contains description on the subject discussed.
The training series were held in 4 (four) sessions, from January to May 2012. The interludes between meetings were intended to give the participants opportunities to do the tasks given. The participants in the training were PPM internal staffs, which are professionals and special staffs.
- First Session: 17 January 2012
- Second Session: 14 February 2012
- Third Session: 13 March 2012
- Fourth Session: 15 May 2012