Research Award from the Embassy of Iran

During the past three years Dr. Saeed Pahlevansharif’s research output has been remarkable and he won Taylor’s University vice chancellor’s research award in 2017. Recently, the Embassy of Iran selected 36 Iranian research active academics who won a research medal/award in 2016 and 2017 from across the spectrum of Malaysian universities – such as UPM, UM, UTM and UKM. From this pool of short-listed candidates, the Scientific Counsellor of Iran in East Asia panel of examiners selected a total of five researchers based on their contributions for a special prize. Dr. Saeed was the only one from a private university, to receive such an award. The Medalist Award 2016-2017 was presented to him by the Iranian Ambassador to Malaysia, Mrs Marzieh Afkham, for his contribution to public health. In particular, this was because his models and methodology have made a significant impact to the wider community. Dr. Saeed said that, “I was very pleased to have the contribution that my research has made recognised in this way”.

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Mediation Analysis

Researchers develop mediation models to improve our understanding of the mechanism behind the relationships between constructs by answering how and why research questions. In other words, the objective of a study using a mediation model is to examine how an independent variable (X) affects a dependent variable (Y). Thus, before conducting mediation analysis, we need to ensure that the effect of X on Y without considering the mediator (M) is significant (Figure 1). So, if there is no relationship between X and Y, asking how X affects Y is meaningless. The model shown in Figure 1 testing the effect of X on Y is called “total effect model”. Continue reading Mediation Analysis

Multimedia and Courseware Videos

I have made more than 100 tutorial videos on statistics, data analysis, research methods, etc. and have uploaded some of them on my YouTube channel since 2016. The first uploaded video was a 20-min tutorial for EndNote X6 which was viewed more than 12,000+ times. Currently, My YouTube channel has around 500 subscribers and my YouTube videos have been viewed almost 50,000 times. Continue reading Multimedia and Courseware Videos