The Fourth Annual Middlesex University Dubai Student Research Symposium was held on Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at Block 4, Knowledge Village Dubai. In line with Middlesex University Dubai’s research strategy, the event promotes student research by providing students a platform to present their research work carried out as part of their study as coursework or final dissertations. The symposium is annually organized by the Student Research Sub-Committee – Dr. Fehmida Hussain (Chair), Dr. Lynda Hyland, and Dr. Tenia Kyriazi.
During the Symposium, students presented their work through illustrated posters and discussed their findings with the attendees. There were 19 submissions comprising of both undergraduate and postgraduate students representing various disciplines ranging from Information Technology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Media, Marketing, Finance and Education. The Symposium’s participants were all nominated by their supervisors for their outstanding and exemplary research. Dean of Business School, Middlesex University London, Anna Kyprianou was present at the occasion and appreciated the quality and enthusiasm of the students.
While all of the presenters were offered participation certificates in recognition of the quality of their research, three ‘Best Poster’ awards were also presented for the top students’ Undergraduate and Postgraduate research work based on feedback from an expert panel in three categories (UG Individual, UG Group, and PG work). An expert panel of judges evaluated each poster on the basis of criteria including academic rigor, theoretical/practical implications and contributions, and the quality of presentations. The judges at this event were Evangelos Moustakas, Kieran Ross, Keith Reynolds, Anita Kashi, Tenia Kyriazi, Krishnadas Nanath, Engie Bashir, Michael King and Anna Kyprianou.
The undergraduate group award was won by Humna Azhar and Zahra Baig, supervised by Dr. Eleni Petkari, on the topic of ‘Do you sway my emotions? Social predictors of emotional regulation: Effects of perceived social support and parenting styles.’
The undergraduate individual award was won by Tina Andreassen, supervised by Mahine Rizvi and Dr Cody Paris, on the topic of ‘An Exploratory Study of the Social and Economic Realities and Opportunities of Low-income Arab Female Migrants in the UAE.’
The Postgraduate award was won by Mathew Peet supervised by Dr. Krishnadas Nanath on the topic of ‘Enterprise transformation through the Open Compute Project: a case study of Facebook.’
The full list of submissions is as follows:
Postgraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium
Enterprise transformation through the Open Compute Project: a case study of Facebook
Action research study on the effectiveness of Bloom’s taxonomy in an online classroom: Improvements in teaching and learning methods
Evaluating The Role Of Social Media in Building Consumer Based Brand Equity within the UAE Fast Food Industry
Lawal Olatunji Bashir
Investigation of AAI Security and Design of Conceptual Framework: Using Fingerprint Biometric as Proposed Solution to Username/Password Challenges in Web 2.0
Undergraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium
Mahine Rizvi Ahmed and Cody Paris
Framing patterns of the Bosnian Spring protests in Bosnian-Herzegovian Media Sphere.
Macy D’sa; and
Diversification into renewable energy: A long-term alternative for oil and gas industry
Cody Paris and Mahine Rizvi Ahmed
Youth Political Awareness and the Power of Charismatic Leadership
A case study of Imran Khan and Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf
An Exploratory Study of the Social and Economic Realities and Opportunities of Low-income Arab Female Migrants in the UAE
Cody Paris and Belisa Marocchi
How does social media affect youth participation in philanthropy in the UAE?
Hajara Habibu Aliyu
Hotel Reservation System
Soraya Raeispour; Saba Mirza
Predictors of Attitudes towards Physical Activity: A Study amongst Student Athletes
Sonia Selopal Omkar
Jaspreet Sethi and Fehmida Hussain
Research on Adaptation of Mobile Applications over Web Logs
Humna Azhar and Zahra Baig
Do you sway my emotions? Social predictors of emotional regulation: Effects of perceived social support and parenting styles
Lizandra Jonas Almeida
Research and Development of a Student Organizer Mobile Application
Jennifer Osayawe Atu
The Role of Globalisation, Information and Risk perception on Global Health Security:
A Case Study of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.