Shahdatunnaim, my very first student who is doing research on the topic – Gamification applying Design Science research methodology. Dr Norasnita is her co-Supervisor.
Alhamdulillah, she defended her proposal with no corrections. But, the data collection and data analysis is not that friendly to her hehehe.
I expected that. Data collection method is through interviews. The time to meet and interview experts from various universities takes months. Then, the time to analyze data takes months, then the time to digest and interpret data too takes months!
I always remind her:
“Shahda, its ok. I am sure your PhD will be a good one, fruitful although you took a longer time.”
“Dr, mula² saya memang blur bila analyse data tu. Tapi bila saya dah jumpa IBU dia, haa baru faham and baru lah laju”.
That was her explanation to us on how she found the LIGHT to report her findings.
She explained to us the difficulties that she faced while analysing and interpreting data. After a long exploration of the data, finally, YES! I FOUND THE MOTHER! 😆
This student of us is always cheerful! Always positive.
GOT? Yes of course I love my students to GOT. But as a supervisor, a coach, a facilitator, most important is we must understand our student’s capabilities. Learning should be personalised.
Adult learning is different. Adults have more than PhD to think of especially female students. They have other commitments too. Most important is to hold their hands ‘virtually’ to ensure that they never give up!
Few more major steps for her to go through. Inshaa ALLAH, may ALLAH ease her journey. She is one of those lucky ones who was supported by MyBrain funding from the Ministry of Education. Yes, inshaa ALLAH, we will make sure that the research is an excellent one.
“Bukan biashe biashe”