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Workshop on Writing and Communication in Research, 19-20 November, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

Bank Negara Malaysia will be organising the Workshop on Writing and Communication in Research jointly with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Malaysia Institute of Statistics (ISM), in collaboration with the International Statistical Institute (ISI), on 19-20 November 2013 at Sasana Kijang.

The key objective of the Workshop is to improve the capacity of young economists/researchers, economic-statisticians and statisticians in research writing and communication. The Workshop also aims to stimulate discussion and sharing of experiences among the participants in the usage of statistics for research and publication. It will be facilitated by resource persons from the ISI network and local/international institutions such as universities, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), who have vast experiences in research writing and publication.

The topics of discussion include: (i) Sources of data and big data analysis; (ii) Organising data and selecting statistical methods; (iii) Introduction to research writing and communication; (iv) Research writing; (v) Communication and presentation of research paper and findings; and (vi) Experience sharing in research writing and communication.

Workshop Programme

Additional information on ISI:

ISI Background
ISI Publications
ISI Elected Membership
ISI Regular Membership

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Session 1: Sources of data and big data analysis

Data collection: Moving from offline to online approach
Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Department of Statistics Malaysia
[CV] [Slides]

Google consumer surveys
Dr. Qing Wu, Google Inc.
[CV] [Slides]

Management of complex surveys; DOSM experience
Wan Mohd Shahrulnizam Wan Mohd Najuri, Department of Statistics Malaysia
[Slides]

Big data analysis, a new trend for researchers and policy makers
Bob Chua, Pulse Group PLC
[Slides]

Session 2: Selecting statistical methods

Overview of basic and advanced statistical methods
Prof. Dr. Noor Azina Ismail, University of Malaya
[CV] [Slides]

Data analysis and volatility models for financial markets - A review
Dr. Chin Wen Cheong, Multimedia University
[CV] [Slides]

Modelling unknown unknowns:  Complexities vs. fragilities
Dr. Kwek Kian Teng, University of Malaya
[Slides]

Session 3: Introduction to research writing and communication

Research writing overview
Prof. Dr. Catherine Ho, Universiti Teknologi MARA
[CV] [Slides]

Preparatory work and processes for research writing and communication
Prof. Dr. David Steel, National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA)
[CV] [Slides]

Publishing a paper in journals: Steps and requirements
Thecla Teo, John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
[CV] [Slides]

Session 4: Research writing

Effective research writing in economics, finance and statistics
Per Nymand-Andersen, European Central Bank (ECB)
[Slides]

Anatomy of a good economic and financial research paper
Prof. Dr. David Steel, NIASRA
[Slides]

Optimising your chances of acceptance - The dos and don'ts from a publisher's perspective
Thecla Teo, John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
[Slides]

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Session 5: Communication and presentation of research paper and findings

Maximising the impact of your research paper
Jaslyn Tan, John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
[CV] [Slides]

Research writing and communication for publication in journals - observations by editor
Prof. Dr. David Steel, NIASRA
[Slides]

Session 6: Experience sharing in research writing and communication

Effective written communication for practitioners
Per Nymand-Andersen, ECB
[Slides]

Enhancing writing skills for effective communications
Dr. He Qi, International Monetary Fund
[CV] [Slides]

Research writing for publication in web of science ISI journals: Some tips and suggestions
Prof. Dr. Ong Seng Huat, University of Malaya
[CV] [Slides]

Session 7: Break-out discussion session

Lead Facilitator: Prof. Dr. David Steel, NIASRA

Session 8: Panel discussion on research writing and communication

Lead Facilitator: Prof. Dr. David Steel, NIASRA

Panellists:

  1. Per Nymand Andersen, European Central Bank, ECB
  2. Prof. Dr. Catherine Ho, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  3. Prof. Dr. Ong Seng Huat, University of Malaya
  4. Dr. Kwek Kian Teng, University of Malaya

For any enquiry, please contact the following officers:

Zima Mazfahani Mazlan
03-26988044 ext: 8190
zima@bnm.gov.my

Nadiah Idris
03-26988044 ext: 8082
ni@bnm.gov.my

Workshop on Writing and Communication in Research, 19-20 November, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur