Exploring the utilisation of geographic information systems technology to effect integrated regional and sectoral development planning for Sarawak : an action research case study

Anthony, Valentine Laiseh (1998) Exploring the utilisation of geographic information systems technology to effect integrated regional and sectoral development planning for Sarawak : an action research case study. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

This study employed action research methodology in exploring the utilisation of geographic information systems (GIs) technology to effect integrated regional and sectoral development planning for Sarawak. Unlike the traditional and conventional method, action research has its own uniqueness as it involves allzong others; problem focused in the context of real life situations and the solving of such problems in a research sense would contribute to the practice and the development of social science knowledge; action-oriented where it brings an action element to the solving of an immediate problem which has strategic change implications for the organisation; highly collaborative, with a team effort who owns thc problem; reeducative; and normative. The most unique characteristic in action research is the cyclical process which involves cycles of planning, action, observation and reflection. In these cycles of action research methodology, it allows the group members to develop a plan, to act, to observe and to reflect on this plan and to modify it based on the needs of the group members and the requirements of the organisation and situations. From this study, it was found that action research methodology can be used as an effective tool in solving problems related to integrated regional and sectoral development planning for Sarawak. It assisted in answering research questions pertinent to the study and gave the opportunity for the group members to involve themselves in action learning. The findings from this study would hopefully be a guideline for the State Planning Unit in formulating future development policies and practices to effect integrated regional and sectoral planning for the state of Sarawak.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 1998.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographic information systems, Technology, integrated regional and sectoral development planning, postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 07:07
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 07:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8101

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