Sep 23, 2014

Facebook monthly chargers starting Nov 1

I'm not sure about this update, are you?. Or is it hoax or something ?I read it in my friend's FB update. The charges is about $2.99 per month. Wow, I dont think Mark Zukerberg that stupid enough sorry to say excuse me to impose that kind of charges to the millions of users. If he charge only a single penny  per account for annual fee he can make millions within the short period of time.

I'm using facebook for almost 8 years right now, and this thing is killing my time but it make me drowsy if not attached to it. At least 3 to 4 times I need to scroll for the new update from my friends.

“After thinking long and hard about this decision, at the end of the day, we were forced to add this monthly fee,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters. “If we don’t do something about our rising costs now, Facebook could cease to exist in the near future.”
“This is excellent news for Facebook stock holders,” says Wall Street analyst Dale Sackrider. “As of August this year, Facebook had a total of 1.317 billion users. If just 75% of those members pay the new monthly service fee of $3, that will mean an annual influx of cash totaling roughly $3 billion. That’s not just an increase in profits of a few dollars, that’s a game changer right there.”
 

Sep 17, 2014

Research Methodology, Research For Beginner, Introduction to Research, Research Methods Basic


This is the ideal book for the beginners who want to invloved in the research arena. I read several  books related to research method but none of them is  finished, this is due to the jargon terms that make me breathless in the middle of reading. My advice, if you plan or in due process of doing research study please read the basic book first, find the fundamentals idea is important rather than hoovering around all reading materials. You will get lost in the  middle of nowhere when you use internet. For me web serach engine is the fastest and robust way to compile what you want to find but to spend several hours reading the 1200x800 pixel size of 12" to 15" moinitor will make you exhausted and your eyes will not catch or scan any idea from the materials. The traditonal book is the best. If you can get the actual journal or articles in the library is the best option to read you materials rather than reading it infront of the LCD monitor.
Here is the front content of the book that I quote it from amazon.

Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, this book covers: Structuring and planning a research project The ethical issues involved in research Different types of data and data quality Analysing and organising data to draw sound conclusions Writing up and displaying data in effective ways

Another good book for the beginners is Research Methodology A Step-by-step guide for the beginners by Kumar R.

Here is some of the basic answers that you need for the beginners
  • Research Question or Research Problem is what you want to find out about
  • Research Methodology is the path of finding answer to the research question
  • Research Objective is a kind of methods, procedure or model of research methodology to achieve best answer to your research question.
You may find a various definition of the above terms, but as you can see each of the definition contain the keyword "Research Question". So, indirectly it is clearly show the important part of the research is the research question and the liable of the question is of coz the answers to that question. Anything that drive to the answers can be considered as your methodology.

*please contact me if you want to comment/correcting/contribute. I'm just starting my journey but way behind the timeline..... godspeed.



Sep 10, 2014

Research - Aims and Objectives


Research - Aims and Objectives


A literature review produces a research question or gap in knowledge.
Our aim is to close the gap in knowledge (such as answering the research questions) which are we going to achieve by providing a contribution to knowledge.

Aims are broad statements of desired outcomes or the general intentions of the research, which 'paint the picture' of your research proposal:
·         Emphasize what is to be accomplished, not how it is to be accomplished
·         Address the long-term project outcomes, i.e. they should reflect the aspirations and expectations of the research topic (general intention, broader vision)

Objectives are the steps you are going to take to answer your research questions or a specific list of tasks needed to accomplish the goals of the project:
·         Emphasize how aims are to be accomplished
·         Must be highly focused and feasible
·         Address the more immediate project outcomes
·         Make accurate use of concepts and be sensible and precisely described
·         Usually numbered so that each objective reads as an 'individual' statement to convey your intention
(procedural, statements, hows)
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