1-Day Workshop on Google Analytics: For Absolute Beginners

16 December 2017 (Saturday)
Computer Lab, SEGi College Sarawak
Jalan Bukit Mata, Kuching
Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sim Yee Wai, University College of Technology Sarawak
Workshop Fee: RM200

Registration: Please make the workshop payment directly by banking in the amount into Yusman Yacob’s Maybank account (a/c no: 161033058127). Please email the bank slip to yusman779@gmail.com once payment has been made.


Date: 14 October 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Tentatively Hilton Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of Publishing: What Counts and what Does Not?
Instructor: Prof T. Ramayah (ProfileCitation)
Audience: Participants who aim to publish in top journals; open to non-SASEM2017 participants also.

Course Description:
The pressure to publish has become so intense that publishing has become a big business where it is now being exploited by many unscrupulous publishers who are flocking in droves to capitalize on the perils of many academics. As such, there is a need to know what publications get counted and what does not. This includes the kind of publications that is publishable and where they can be published. This sharing session will delve into these main issues by looking at:

Why We Publish?
Types of Publication
ISI Indexed Journals
Scopus Indexed Journals
Indexed Journals
Non-indexed Journals
Open Access Journals
Fake Journals
Black Listed Journals
Chapter in a Book
Review Papers

Medium: English
Seating capacity: 50 participants, on first come (including payment) first serve basis
Normal Rate: MYR450 for local participants; USD150 for international participants**

**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia


Date: 10 – 11 October 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Hilton Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Remarks: Both workshop and seminar are HRDF claimable

Title: The Current Development of SEM and Data Analysis using SmartPLS 3.0
Instructor: Prof Marko Sarstedt (ProfileCitation)
Audience: Users of structural equation modeling

Course Description:
This workshop is designed to familiarize with the potentials of using PLS-SEM in business research. The objectives of this course are to provide an in-depth methodological introduction into the PLS-SEM approach (the nature of causal modeling, analytical objectives, some statistics), (2) the evaluation of measurement results, and (3) complementary analytical techniques. More specifically, participants will understand the following topics:

Recap on PLS-SEM-An Introduction
Prediction in PLS-SEM (PLS Predict): SmartPLS Tutorial
Mediation Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Moderation Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Measurement Invariance using MICOM: SmartPLS Tutorial
Multigroup Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Uncovering Unobserved Heterogeneity (Fimix-PLS, PLS-POS & PLS-IRRS Method: SmartPLS Tutorial)
Outlook: Recent Advancement in PLS

Medium: English
Seating capacity: 30-40 participants, on first come (including payment) first serve basis
Normal Rate: MYR1800 for local participants; USD550 for international participants**

**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

"Creativity" Lessons from Industries?Understanding the Process of Creative Thinking

Date : 3rd of August 2017
Time : 8.00 am – 12.30 p.m
Venue : Auditorium, Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara
Speaker: Dr. Mark Kilgour (Waikato University, New Zealand)
Fee: Free admission but registration is mandatory

A MOU signing ceremony between Wawasan Open University (Kuching Regional Centre) and Sarawak Research Society will be right after the seminar.

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