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Issues and challenges in evaluating community impact study on knowledge transfer program: researchers' reflection


Madon, Zainal and Surif, Misni and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Muhammad, Mahazan and Sulaiman, Abdul Hadi (2021) Issues and challenges in evaluating community impact study on knowledge transfer program: researchers' reflection. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (15). 229 - 244. ISSN 2222-6990


Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP) is Malaysian government’s initiative to transfer the required skills and knowledge from higher education institutions to the community. Evaluation of the KTP is part of the agenda to examine the impacts of the KTP on society. This study is among the pioneer researches to analyze the issues in conducting the community impact study. The study adopted qualitative research design using researcher’s reflexivity approach. A total of 16 KTP communities’ projects for the first rolling (2011 – 2013) were examined. The findings indicate that there are five core issues that emerged through the reflexive process of conducting the study. They include absence of database, timeframe, multiple beneficiaries and poor assessment of community needs. These issues equally are important for stakeholders, researchers and practitioners. Few recommendations are also put forward to improve the community project evaluation in the future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i15/10649
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP); Community impact study; Social innovative community; Reflective approach
Depositing User: Ms. Che Wa Zakaria
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 04:11
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 04:11
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/93935
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