Speaker ›› Professor Dr. Juhana Salim
Medium ›› English
Venue ›› MPWS Training Centre # map
Time ››
8:30am – 5:30pm
General Seat
VIP Seat


This workshop is designed to introduce the process of planning, researching, and drafting a literature review. As part of this focus, this workshop will address how to read sources critically and writing reviews that place these sources in the context of their field. This workshop will also suggest a variety of organizational patterns for literature reviews and address some major revision concerns and methods for citing sources appropriately. Other important components in this workshop include enhancing literature search skills, mapping and analyzing ideas and critical evaluation of literature. Managing secondary (or critical) resources in a given field is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks faced by researchers. Researchers must learn a range of skills to effectively marshal and organize their research as soon as possible. One of the skills which is vital in analyzing secondary literature is the technique of questioning. As such, we must look for research and writing strategies for managing this material. By breaking this process down into six steps and incorporating Socratic method of questioning, we can begin to unpack some important aspects of secondary literature review and analysis. This workshop is designed to help participants do so.


» To help you to critically assess research materials.
» To help you understand and apply Socratic questioning method which is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions are asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand.
» To guide you on how best to use the literature in making an argument.
» To guide you on the research & writing strategies for managing secondary literature.
Who Should Attend
The Workshop is aimed at postgraduate students, young academics and researchers who have started his/her research and would like to have one of the skills which is vital in analyzing secondary literature which then enable them to organize their research quickly
Learning Outcome
At the end of the workshop, participant will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
Apply research and writing strategies for managing the related literature.
Able to examine core maps to formulate an arguments scheme and reasoning pattern in order to use these to determine ‘what is known’ about the topic.
Able to analyze the literature by using the Socratic technique of questioning to draw individual answers and to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand.
Able to identify/discover the premises that support/undergird your conclusion (thesis statement).
Able to use claims, evidences and warrants in building the case for your thesis argument.

To guide you on how best to use the literature in making an argument
To guide you on the research & writing strategies for managing secondary literature
To help you to critically assess research materials
Have the speaker which is the expert in this field Socratic Questioning
Held in the small group, not more than 50 people
Getting the relationship with the speaker for the future time
One day workshop you can know about Socratic questioning exercises & mapping and analysing ideas
The speaker had conducted workshops on doing literature review and literature search process incorporating Socratic questioning in analyzing secondary literature at more than 50 workshops since 2003
This workshop will provides you good glance on how to start a research
If you are the middle of research, this workshop really will helps you to check my current stage
Such this workshops is conduct to equip the students with adequate skills.
9.00- 10.15a.m
Introduction to doing literature review using the six step approach. Step I & II: Selecting the topic & Literature search Exercises 1-3: Topic specification
Step 3: Develop the argument Analyzing sources incorporating Socratic Method in helping students to use the literature in making an argument. Exercise 3-4: Argument of discovery (what is known about the ares of study)
Q & A
1.00 -2.30p.m
Lunch Break & Prayer
Step 4: Survey the literature Exercise 5: Summary & synthesis
Step 5: Critique the literature Exercise 6: Comparison & critique Exercise 7: Putting it all together
Tea break
4.15 5.00p.m
Strategies for writing Literature Review
Participants are required to bring their laptop and softcopy of the relevant articles and research proposal in order to help in answering all the exercises to be completed and presented during the workshop.
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If a place is reserved and the intended participant failed to attend the course on the date of the event, the fee is to be settled in full. Fees paid are non-refundable. The paid fees can only be substitute with same next workshop / other workshop or books.However, substitution of participant(s) will be permitted at the discretion of the organizer. In view of the limited places available, intending participants are advised to send their registration with the payment made as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The organizer reserves the right to alter or change the programme due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to inform the registered participants of any changes. The organizer will not be responsible for the arrangement of participant's transportation and accommodation should there be any changes for the date of the workshop. The participant is responsible to check the MPWS official website from time to time for any changes, or contact the organizer directly.

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