Thursday, December 08, 2016

Positive and Negative Religious Experience

"Sesungguhnya Kami mengetahui bahawa apa yang mereka katakan itu akan menyebabkan engkau (wahai Muhammad) berdukacita; (maka janganlah engkau berdukacita) kerana sebenarnya mereka bukan mendustakanmu, tetapi orang-orang yang zalim itu mengingkari ayat-ayat keterangan Allah (disebabkan kedegilan mereka semata-mata)." (6:33)
Penglibatan dalam aktiviti keagamaan (e.g. berdakwah) boleh mendatangkan ransangan yg negatif. Mengikut Krause (2013), kesan ini boleh dikelaskan sebagai "the dark side of religion". Bukan maksudnya agama itu negatif; tapi pengamal agama itu mungkin terdedah kepada kecederaan fizikal dan psikologikal disebabkan pengamalan agama itu.
Keindahan yg saya nampak dalam ayat di atas, selain mengakui kesan negatif yg mungkin timbul, Allah swt juga mengajar positive reframing supaya "dark side" itu tidak menghasilkan natijah buruk kepada kesihatan.
Blogger Widgets

Thor puns

Q: What venue would Odin's son prefer to have his concert?
A: An audiThorium
Q: Why did the prince of Asgard read a medicine textbook?
A; Because he wants to be a docThor.
Q; Why did the hammer-wielding superhero feel disgusted and angry when eating at a Malay restaurant?
A: Because he saw people having Thorpedo soup.
Q: What is the strongest equipment that math students have?
A; CalculaThor
Q; Why wasn't Thor's younger brother involved in any of the questions above?
A: Because he likes to keep it low-key.

PAU berasap

Ada tak ahli atau pemimpin UMNO yg mampu perjuangkan hak rakyat utk dilindungi daripada asap rokok di tempat awam (cth: kedai makan)?
Undang2 dah ada. Perlu dipinda ke?
Saya rasa rokok ni satu faktor penyatuan dalam kalangan org berbaju merah, kuning, biru, oren dll. Bab politik memang gaduh kaw kaw. Bab kongsi rokok dan asap rokok, jadi sekutu baik. Boleh derma rokok. Pinjamkan lighter. Sedut sama2.
Rokok Asas Penyatuan.

باءيق باءيق منيتيق بدق
بدق كريڠ دلاري كومبڠ
برڤد ڤد منابور ددق
ددق هابيس ايم تربڠ

Tersurat vs tersirat

Budak budak yg belum bersekolah sebenarnya dah pandai guna ayat tersirat. Bila dinyatakan bahawa "orang dewasa saja boleh makan chewing gum", ada budak2 yg boleh membuat respon
"Ooo.. kanak2 tak boleh makan ya?"
Yg jadi masalah ialah bila mereka diajar ada satu saja ayat tersirat yg diterima sebagai betul. Mungkin aktiviti pengajaran dan penilaian di sekolah boleh menggalakkan penerokaan apa yg tersirat dalam pemikiran mereka.

Berdasarkan pemerhatian tidak saintifik, kanak2 memang ada kemampuan mentafsir yg tersirat daripada yg tersurat. Soalan2 yg boleh ditanya berkenaan isu ini ialah
1. Apa matlamat pembelajaran tersebut?
2. Sesuaikan matlamat berkenaan disangkut kepada mu
rid darjah 1?
3. Adakah sebenarnya yabg diajar: membezakan tersurat dan tersirat? Kaedah 'penyiratan'? Menghafal contoh2 ayat tersirat? Kemahiran menggunakan teks sebagai data utk menyirat? Kemahiran menggunakan maklumat daripada pengalaman hidup utk menyirat?

Pantun 4 Kaki

Lembu jinak parasnya sihat
rajin meragut merata padang
terlalu banyak masa berehat
badan lembut orang tak pandang
Kuda meringkik berlatar teja
nampak perkasa bukan melidi
peluh menitik ibarat baja
bercambah jasa berbunga budi
Biri-biri bermain seludang
jelas benar nakal comelnya
jaga teliti si anak medang
bila besar luas teduhnya
Sapi di hutan kencang berlari
kuat tenaga bukannya baran
hidup bukan makan sendiri
pedulilah juga kenyang jiran

Monday, November 14, 2016

Writing References with Google Scholar

Are you required to use APA style for your assignments or report? Do you want to gain easy marks by formatting your references correctly (i.e. NOT lose marks by turning in poorly formatted references?). Google Scholar can help you to do it with minimal fuss. Follow the easy steps below.

1. Find the paper through scholar.google.com (e.g. statistics anxiety Abd Hamid)













2. Locate the paper that you want to cite. Click 'cite'. Where is it? It is located in the last line of the



3. You will see the pop up window with reference written in five styles. Choose the reference style that you want, copy and then paste onto your Word document.




Easy peasy!
I learned about this from Hamed Haque via Muhamad Karimi Sulaiman. Thank you guys.


Now that you have the references in Word, you are not done yet. there are a few more steps to make it appear like an APA-styled references list.


The problem with this list is that it is not arranged alphabetically. You can sort them easily by first selecting all references, and then clicking on the sort button (the one with blue A and red Z and a downward facing arrow).


Since we want an ascending order, we don't change anything in the pop-up window. Just click OK. 


Voila!!! Now the references are arranged alphabetically. And just one more step to do. Please change the indentation so that the second and subsequent lines in a reference is indented once to the right. See the highlighted part of the ruler in the picture below. 


When you're done, you just have to check for any error that Scholar might have 'ínherited' from the original source. Some common errors are:

1) The journal's name is not spelled in full e.g "J of Exp Psyc"  should be written as Journal of Experimental Psychology.

2) Capitalisation. Journal's name should use capital letters as in the example above. 

3). The journal name is in roman instead of italics. When you pasted the text, the italic formatting may disappear depending on your paste mode. 

4) General spelling error. Double check that the spelling of all parts of the references are correct. If the original source is in fact erroneous, then you'd be okay. You don't have to correct it. 

Happy referencing. 








Thursday, June 02, 2016

Imbasan Pertama

Imbasan Pertama

Bila mendengar detak detik
yang digemakan dari degupan jantungmu
sebuah keyakinan yang tertangguh
menjelma serta merta

Kemanisan-kemanisan yang dijangka
lewat kelewatan yang termaklum
menjadi hari-hari yang tersidai
di ampaian nyata
lalu timbul curiga dan waspada
pada sentuhan matahari, bimbang tersilau
pada hembusan angin, risau berdebu

Maaf, aku belum berani
menyusun harapan yang mengasak
di empangan dada
melaungkan kepada dunia
hasrat menyentuh jejari halusmu
di sisi bondamu

KepadaNya
kupohon kesempurnaan ciptaan
dari insan selemahku
akan diwujudkan dirimu


Harris Shah Abd Hamid
11/10/2015

Ampang Point


Catatan 7 bulan yang lalu, setelah doktor mengesahkan kehadiran seorang lagi penyeri dalam keluarga. Sarah Zakirah anugerah Allah kepada kami sekeluarga. Moga Allah berikan kami kekuatan dan kesabaran untuk membesarkan Sarah sebagai insan solehah. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Sasterawan Negara Dr Zurinah Hassan

Teruslah Bermain Seruling

Tiupan serulingmu
merdu dalam bersahaja
menggemakan pesanan saksama dari gunung Ledang
juga memudahkan hadam sisi tempang
perjalanan Hang Li Po, Tun Teja, dan Tuah
yang jarang diulas sejarah

Mainan serulingmu
bukan hanyut dalam perasaan
malah berkongsi kekuatan
upaya berfikir dan melihat
melalui bingkai-bingkai tingkap
yang jarang ditatap

Alunan seruling itu tetap merdu dan ampuh
hasil seniman yang hidup dalam dirinya
dan tidak meninggalkan seni
untuk membanting jasadnya merawat dunia

Teruslah bermain seruling
untuk kami para seluang
yang menghadap ke pelabuhan


Harris Shah Abd Hamid
Gombak

14 April 2016


Catatan ini dihasilkan sebelum menghadiri majlis pengaugerahan Sasterawan Negara Ketiga Belas di Hotel Mariot Putrajaya. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

scoring a test in SPSS

Lets say you have a test and have keyed in the respondents' answer. If the questions are MCQ type of questions, perhaps you would have keyed in the numbers 1, 2, 3 or 4 to represent the answers A, B, C, and D. Now you want to find out the respondents' score. Each question would have only one correct answer. You cannot simply compute the total of the numbers because not all of the numbers for your respondents may  necessarily be the correct answer, right?
















In this example, there are 20 items with labels RAT1 up to RAT20. The possible answers are coded into 1 (correct answer), 0 (wrong answer) and 99 (blank answer). If we want to compute the total correct answer for each participant, we use the Transform menu and choose Count Values within Cases as indicated in the diagram below.

















In the pop-up window, we specify the target variable and target label. Basically, these are for the new variable that we want to create. So, for this example, i used the name 'correct' and 'correct answers' for the variable and label.  I also have to specify what is (are) the numeric variables to be included in the computation. Since I have 20 RAT items, I inserted all twenty of them in the Numeric Variables box. When that is done, you click on Define Values.















In the following window, you tell SPSS what value do you want to count. In this case, I want to know how many correct answers are there; so, the logical value to declare is '1'. Make sure you click the 'Add' button before continuing.



When you click 'OK' in the previous window, you'll get the new variable listed in your file.  And remember to say Alhamdulillah. 





Thursday, February 18, 2016

I was a migrant too

Migrants made a decision to move to another country to meet their financial/economic needs.
They also have social needs: being in close contact with friends, family and relatives. They did not leave their social needs behind in a box. Have we ever tried to empathise with the homesickness that migrants feel? People had to make a difficult decision to uproot themselves and leave their family behind. It is definitely NOT 'for fun'. The trip from the home country does not feel touristy at all. I remember the heartache and the tears that rolled down my cheeks in 2007 when I made my journey to England. As the aircraft took off, my spirit did the opposite of soaring. Not fun at all.
When there are a lot of basic psychological needs not met, should we be surprised that there are 'problems'?
Their work environment is largely dictated by their employer. Employers should take the responsibility to create an environment to improve psychological well-being.
Their social environment is another important element for their well-being. Being accepted and treated fairly in social context is a huge boost for psychological health. Who's going to do the 'accepting' job? Guess who do they find in their social environment. Yes, us.
Do we do a good job to assimilate the migrants? Or do we try our best to ignore or actively harass them?
On what basis should we treat the migrants with contempt and disgust? Based on their passport? Body odour? Their language? The government spokeperson who campaigned for their arrival?
Is your religion not strong enough to be a basis for reaching out to your brothers and sisters?