FKIP– Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta held a Webinar entitled “Research Methods: Theory and Its Application for Postgraduate Students” online on Tuesday (11/30/2021) via the Zoom Meeting application.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Slamet Subiyantoro, M.Si. as the Deputy Dean for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs FKIP UNS hopes that this activity can help students in dealing with their research programs in the Covid-19 pandemic situation and encourage the writing of reputable scientific articles. Furthermore, Prof. Slamet hopes that this activity can improve academic quality and quality culture in FKIP UNS to create a world-class university.
“The discussion on tips and techniques on how to properly understand research and its implementation in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic from the resource persons is expected to help students deal with existing research problems so that it will not interfere with their study period and encourage the writing of outstanding scientific articles. We also hope that this activity can improve academic quality and quality culture in FKIP UNS, so that the climate and atmosphere of academic conduciveness towards a world-class university, “explained Prof. Slamet.
Moderated by Yosafat Hermawan Trinugraha, S.Sos., MA, Ph.D. is a Lecturer of the Sociology Anthropology Education Study Program, FKIP UNS, this activity presented one resource person. Meanwhile, the resource persons are Prof. Dr. Sugiyono, M.Pd. He is the author of research method books, such as Quantitative, Qualitative, and Developmental Research Methods, Combination Research Methods, and Comprehensive Action Research Methods.
Prof. Sugiyono explained the material on how to easily write theses and dissertations, the scope of educational research, understanding research methods, components in research methods, types of data in research, general research objectives, field research variants, various research methods, to good research indicators.
According to Prof. Sugiyono, there are three easy ways to write a thesis and dissertation. The three ways are knowing what is being researched, knowing the research methods used, and knowing how to publish in journals.
“Essentially there are three easy ways to compile a thesis or dissertation, namely knowing what is being researched, knowing research methods, and knowing how to publish in journals. As we all know, the new BAN-PT instrument requires output in the form of a journal. and citing works were written by students. Therefore, students are required not only to research but also to publish. Thus, theses and dissertations have a role for themselves and are useful for study programs, “explained Prof. Sugiyono.
In addition, Prof. Sugiyono also believes that there are three indicators of good research. The three indicators are new and original, have real benefits, and have economic value.
“There are three indicators of good research at this time. One, research is said to be good if it is new and original. So, when there is a thesis or dissertation exam, students are always asked which novelty or novelty is. Second, research results have real benefits. Because they have real benefits, then there is an economic value,” explained Prof. Sugiyono.
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