Haryati Mohd Isa, Kartina Alauddin, Yuhainis Abdul Talib, Kharizam Ismail, Asmalia Che Ahmad and Nor Aini Salleh

Keywords: myDİSSERTplanner, mobile application, undergraduate students, research

Abstract: The research interest among undergraduate students are vital for their academic achievements. Research dissertation is important and leads towards development of knowledge. Undergraduate students are lacking structured application to assist them in planning their research journey and poor time management. Hence, contributes towards poor preparation for future task that lead to delay in submission of dissertation. This research aim is to establish mobile application for undergraduate students and supervisors in managing their research activities. In line with this aim, three research objectives had been established i) to explore the existing mobile application relating to research planner and dissertation (ii) to identify the key problem faced by the students during the dissertation process and (iii) to develop a mobile application that integrates planning and dissertation guideline. The data is gathered by analysing the existing mobile application used by university students. In addition, a pilot survey was also conducted among undergraduate students in UiTM Perak. The data were analysed using descriptive analysis. The finding reveals that majority students have difficulty in managing the research process and contribute to delay in submission of their dissertation. Therefore, there is a significant need in developing `myDISSERTplanner’ as a mobile application to ease undergraduate students in planning their research activities.


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