Puzziawati Ab. Ghani (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
  Phone 03-55435376
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  Location B2-11
  Academic Position Associate Professor
  Qualification
  • Ph.D. (Statistics/Demography) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007
  • MSc (Applied Statistics) Bowling Green State Univ, Ohio, USA, 1985
  • BSc (Professional Physics & Mathematics) Northern Illinois Univ, Illinois, USA, 1982
  Working Experience
  • Lecturer (Statistics), June 1988 - Present, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam
  • Head of Professional Training, Research and Development Center (ProTRAD), Faculty of IT & QS, 2007- Present
  • Head of Programme for B.Sc. (Hons.) (Statistics), 1993-1997
  • Assistant Consultant , 1986-1987
  • Teaching Assistant, 1982-1983
  • Teach statistics courses at degree and masters levels. Courses taught include: Demographic Analysis, Advanced Techniques of Population Analysis, Advanced Multivariate Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Consulting, Regression Analysis, Theory of Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Business Statistics, Research Methodology
  Professional Membership
  • Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS) - Ordinary Member
  • Southeast Asian Association for Gender Studies (Malaysia Branch) (SAMA) – Lifetime Member, 2002-Present
  • Center for Gender Research, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Affiliate Member, 2002-Present
  • SPSS User's Association of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Honorary Secretary (1996-1997), 1995-Present
  • Member of the Population and Family Technical Survey Committee: The National Population and Family Development Board, 1994
  • SAS User's Association of Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan. Treasurer (1993-1995), Committee Member (1995-1998), 1989-Present
  • Institut Statistik Malaysia, Honorary Auditor (2006-2014), 1989-Present
  Research and Consultancy
  • Modelling the Dynamics of Malaysia’s Aging Population (Project funded by Ministry of Education Malaysia (RAGS), Team member, 2013-2015
  • Kajian Kepuasan Pelanggan Terhadap Agihan Zakat di Negeri Selangor (Project funded by Lembaga Zakat Selangor), Team member, 2013
  • Kajian Pola Pengundian PRU13 (Project funded by Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN)), Statistician/ Demographer, 2013
  • Study to Support the Development of National Policies and Programmes to Increase and Retain the Participation of Women in the Malaysian Labour Workforce. (Project funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia), National Statistician, 2012-2013
  • Towards a National Action Plan to Empower Single Mothers. (Project funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia), National Statistian, 2008-2010
  • A Country Level Study of Women’s Well Being and Domestic Violence Against Women. (Research University Grant of Universiti Sains Malaysia, research grant no. RU: 1001/PKANITA/81609), Co-researcher/Statistician, 2008-2011
  • A Socioeconomic Impact Study of LITS3 Technology of Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB). (Socio-economic impact survey funded by MRB), Team member, 2008-2011
  • Kajian Semakan Kadar Tambang Pengangkutan Awam di Semenanjung Malaysia. (Nationwide customer survey funded by MeCD). Team member, 2007-2008
  • A Study on E-Participation of Community. (FRGS grant). Team member, 2007-2008
  • Kajian Fertiliti dan Pembuatan Keputusan Wanita. (Nationwide study that involved 1200 respondents, IRPA research grant no. 09-02-02-0113-EA275). Team member, 2003-2006
  • A Study on Customers’ Satisfaction on ASNB Products and Level of Services Provided by ASNB and Its Agents (Nationwide study that involved 30,000 respondents funded by PNB). Team member, 2000
  • A study on the Level of Efficiency and Commitment of ASNB Agents in Providing Services (Funded by PNB). Team member, 2000
  • Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Five-day module for researchers at Tourism Malaysia). Facilitator, 2000
  • Cybercafes in Malaysia : A Case Study for School Children in Shah Alam (Funded by UiTM). Team member, 1999
  • The Association of Insulin-like Growth Factors and Diabetic Retinopathy (Dr Rozita Ahmad, Post-graduate course in ophthalmology, UKM). Data analysis consultancy, 1997
  • Review of Retina Detachment Cases (Dr Ong Poh Yen, Post-graduate course in ophthalmology, UKM). Data analysis consultancy, 1997
  • Public Perception of Road Traffic Noise Barriers (Roslan Md Taha, Ph.D. candidate, University of Wales). Data analysis consultancy, 1997
  • Visual Impairment and Blindness Among the Nursing Home Geriatric Population (Dr Normalina Mansor, Post-graduate course in ophthalmology, UKM). Data analysis consultancy, 1997
  • Computer Applications in Investment (Module for Executive Diploma in Investment Analysis at Permodalan Nasional Berhad). Guest lecturer, 1996 – 1997
  • Counter Service for School of Mathematical Sciences and Computing. Project head, 1995 - 1996
  • Customer Satisfaction Index Survey. (A nation-wide survey that involved 10,000 respondents funded by TNB). Team member, 1995
  • Newspaper Reading Habit Among English Newspaper Readers in Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya (Funded by The New Straits Times). Team member, 1995
  • A Qualitative Study on the Needs and Wants of the Target Market in Kem Trendak Commercial Area, Melaka (Funded by PERNAMA). Team member, 1994 - 1995
  • Consumers’ Satisfaction Towards Inter-Urban Stage Bus Services – A Case for Shah Alam Commuters (Funded by ITM). Project head, 1994 - 1995
  • Socio–Economic Impact of the Proposed Power Station in Lumut, Perak Darul Ridzuan (Funded by TNB). Team member, 1994
  • Management Perceptions and Preferences Towards Research and Development (Funded by TNB). Team member, 1992 - 1994
  • Data Analysis Using Strategic Applications Software (SAS), SPSS and Research Methodology (Preparatory course at INTAN for Masters’ and Ph.D.’s candidates sponsored by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam). Lead facilitator, 1992 – 2001
  • The Adaptation of Cook-Chill System to Local Ethnic Foods (A study by Faculty of Hotel Catering and Tourism, ITM). Data analysis consultancy, 1989
  Publication Journal:
  • Waringin Oon, Rashidah Shuib, Siti Hawa Ali, Intan Osman, Noraida Endut, Sarimah Abdullah, Gayathri Prabakaran, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Siti Sharizatil Husna & Nur Safiah Hussin. 2012. Health Consequences of Women with Intimate Partner Violence in Malaysia. Humanities and Social Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012). ISSN:2165-6258
  • Norashikin, S., Rozita, O., Dayang Ratena Sari Abg Spian, Mohd Zuli, J., Hafizan, J., Md. Pauzi, A. & Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2009. Chemometric Approach to Validating Faecal Sterols as Source Tracer for Faecal Contamination in Water. Water Research, 43: 5023-5030 (Impact Factor: 4.355)
  • Rozainun Abd Aziz, Noormala Amir Ishak, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Rohana Othman. 2009. Transformational Leadership Towards World Class University: Emerging Global Model Plus. Journal of Global Management Research (e-Journal) : 59-64
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2005. Quantifying consensus on women’s roles using fuzzy logic. Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat dan Sains Kuantitatif 7(1): 29-39, 2005
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2005. Consensus of criteria ranking in women’s decision making. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology 13(2): 29-39, 2005
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2005. Quantifying priority in women’s decision making. Jurnal Teknologi E No. 42(E): 29-39, 2005

Book / Chapter in Book:

  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2010. Evaluating Consensus Differentials Among Major Ethnics in Malaysia Via Fuzzy Logic. In Muhamad Daud et.al. (eds.). Fuzzy from Theory to Application, Chapter 11, pp. 85-94. Shah Alam: University Publication Centre (UPENA), Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Parmjit Singh, Puzziawati Ab Ghani and Teoh Sian Hoon. 2009. Quantitative Data Analysis for Novice Researchers. Kuala Lumpur: Primera Publishing
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2007. Consensus on women’s roles: a fuzzy logic approach. In Norhaslina Hassan (ed.). Malaysian urban society: towards achieving sustainable quality of life, pp. 50-68. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2004. Evaluating degree of consensus among women in education: a case study at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. Dlm. Mohd. Salleh Din & Badruddin A. Rahman (eds.). Management education exellence: the new frontiers, pp. 438-447. Kedah: Penerbit Universiti Utara Malaysia
Proceeding:

 

  • Mohamad Adam Bujang, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Nur Amirah Zolkepali, Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mariana Mohamad Ali, Sharmini Selvarajah & Jamaiyah Haniff. 2012. A comparison between convenience sampling versus systematic sampling in getting the true parameter in a population: Explore from a clinical database - The Audit Diabetes Control Management (ADCM) registry in 2009. Proceeding of the International Conference on Statistics in Science, Business and Engineering 2012 (ICSSBE 2012), 10-12 Sept. 2012, Langkawi
  • Mohamad Adam Bujang, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Nur Amirah Zolkepali, Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mariana Mohamad Ali, Sharmini Selvarajah & Jamaiyah Haniff. 2012. Modification of Systematic Sampling: A Comparison with a Conventional Approach in Systematic Sampling. Proceeding of the International Conference on Statistics in Science, Business and Engineering 2012 (ICSSBE 2012), 10-12 Sept. 2012, Langkawi
  • Mohamad Adam Bujang, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Shahrul Aiman Soelar & Nor Aizura Zulkifli. 2012. Sample Size Guideline for Exploratory Factor Analysis When Using Small Sample: Taking into Considerations of Different Measurement Scales. Proceeding of the International Conference on Statistics in Science, Business and Engineering 2012 (ICSSBE 2012), 10-12 Sept. 2012, Langkawi
  • Rozita Osman, Norashikin Saim, Hafizan Juahir , Md Pauzi Abdullah & Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2010. Chemometric Application in Identifying Sources of Organic Contaminants in Langat River Basin. Proceeding of the 4th International Congress ICCE2009, 21-23 Jan. 2010, Thailand
  • Rashidah Shuib, Noraida Endut, Gaayaathri, Siti Hawa Ali & Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2010. Perception and Attitudes Towards Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Indian Women in Northern Peninsula Malaysia. Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies, 9 Dec 2010, Penang
  • Rozita, O., Norashikin, S., Hafizan, J., Md. Pauzi, A. & Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2009. Identifying Sources of Organic Contaminants in Soil/Sediment Using Chemometric Techniques. Proceeding of the International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference, 31st August -2nd Sept. 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Noreha Mohamed Yusof, Noorezatty Mohd Yusop & Puzziawati Ab Ghani. 2009. Analytical Hierarchy Process Method to Prioritize Automobile Purchase Criteria. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics, pp.303-309
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2007. Modelling fertility differentials among major ethnics in Peninsular Malaysia. Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke 15, pp. 1-15, 2007
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2006. Modelling of cohort fertility changes among major ethnics in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the National Statistics Conference 2006, pp. 1-10, 2006
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2005. Modelling of Malay cohort fertility changes in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics (ICREM2), pp. 797-805, 2005
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2005. Membanding pola fertiliti tiga generasi etnik utama Semenanjung Malaysia. Prosiding Kolokium Siswazah Kelima Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, UKM, pp. 281-283, 2005
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2004. Pendekatan logik kabur dalam mengagregat keutamaan. Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke 12, pp. 1-15, 2004
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2004. Consensus differentials among major ethnics in Malaysia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSH’04), pp. 652-661, 2004
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2004. Household decision making: towards the sharing of decisions. Proceedings of the 5th National Conference of the Southeast Asian Association for Gender Studies (SAMA5), pp. 1-13, 2004
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2004. Menggunakan majoriti kabur dalam mencari kesepakatan tentang peranan wanita. Prosiding Kolokium Siswazah Keempat Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, UKM, pp. 236-238, 2004
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2003. Perbandingan perubahan fertiliti dan umur perkahwinan antara etnik di Semenanjung Malaysia. Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke XI, pp. 657-663, 2003
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2003. Reaching consensus on ranking of various criteria weighed by working women in their decision making. Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Pemutusan 2003, pp. 79-86, 2003
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Abdul Aziz Jemain, Ahmad Mahir Razali & Wan Norsiah Mohamed. 2003. Menyurih perubahan fertiliti etnik Melayu berasaskan model Coale-Trussell. Prosiding Kolokium Siswazah Ketiga Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, UKM, pp. 190-192, 2003
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Abdul Aziz Jemain & Ahmad Mahir Razali. 2003. Weighing importance of criteria in everyday decision making: working women’s perspective. Proceedings of the National Conference on Management Science and Operations Research 2003 (NCMSOR2003), Vol 1, pp. 73-82, 2003
  • Puzziawati Ab Ghani & Abdul Aziz Jemain. 2002. Beberapa perspektif dalam pembuatan keputusan harian wanita yang bekerja: satu pendekatan konsep. Prosiding Kolokium Siswazah Kedua Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, UKM, pp. 260-268, 2002
  • Data Management and Analysis : A Simplified Approach. Illustrations Using SPSS Version 10.0.5. In- house publication, 2000
  • Data Analysis Using SPSS for WINDOWS: In-house publication, 1998
  • Data Analysis Using SAS for WINDOWS: In-house publication, 1996
  Academic Supervision
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