08 Feb 2023

Accounting Study Program FEB UNS Hosted Visiting Lecture: Research Methodology in Accounting, Business, Finance, and Economic

Bachelor in Accounting Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) hosted a Visiting Lecture entitled ‘Research Methodology in Accounting, Business, Finance, and Economics: Natural Experiment and Panel Data,’ with Professor Ruhul Salim, BSc, MSc, Ph. D., Director of Graduate Researcher in the School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University Australia.

On the first day of the Visiting Lecturer, Tuesday 14/12/2021, Prof. Ruhul delivered introductory material on statistics for research in the fields of accounting, business, finance, and economics.

Prof. Ruhul presenting material on econometrics

To perform statistical analysis in research, Prof. Ruhul stated that regression analysis could help researchers find the effect of one independent variable on the dependent variable. For example, regression analysis can help researchers find the relationship between CEO salary and company performance.

“As the starting point of the analysis, a scatterplot of the two variables studied is important,” he said. Further, Prof. Ruhul stated that, although helpful, sometimes the regression analysis results give results that are ‘unnatural’ or not in accordance with the existing theory.

Under these conditions, the researcher can dig deeper to find the cause of the narrow results through other analyzes. On the sidelines of the material, Prof. Ruhul gives a short quiz as student practice material.

“I hope that participants can understand the material I delivered today regarding the Introduction to Research Method Program (Introduction to Research Method Program). In this session, we discuss the quantitative method, namely the simple linear regression method (SLRM). In the next session, we will discuss Multiple Linear Regression and Panel Data,” concluded Prof. Ruhul, concluding his material presentation. The Visiting Lecturer agenda is divided into three sessions where each session will discuss the topic of research methods in more in-depth.

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Editor: Humas FEB