Collaborative Training in Research Methodology: a case of Malaysia and Laos

Authors

  • Wah Yun Low Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
  • Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
  • Azirah Hashim University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Bouasavanh Keovilay Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR
  • Vong Deuan Osay Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR
  • Bounthieng Vongsouangtham International Relations Office, Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
  • Latsanyphone Soulignavong Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Keywords:

Research, Laos, Malaysia, capacity building, training

Abstract

One important aspect of the ASEAN vision is that ASEAN countries strive for equitable economic development and therefore concerted efforts must be made to narrow the development gap between ASEAN countries. This is prioritised in the Initiative for ASEAN
Integration which outlines several activities that are designed to assist CLMV countries achieve deeper regional integration while supporting national development priorities and inclusive development. While there has been improvement, there is still significant variance in development achievements. The gaps are wide not only in achievements in income but also in education and health outcomes. This case study provides a description of a Malaysian and Lao
collaboration in English language and research methodology training and the challenges faced in doing social science research among Lao academics. The collaboration addresses the developmental divide through knowledge exchange, engagement and collaboration, and
capacity building in development between the parties involved.

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Author Biographies

Wah Yun Low, Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya

Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Centre for ASEAN Regionalism, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Azirah Hashim, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bouasavanh Keovilay, Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vong Deuan Osay, Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Bounthieng Vongsouangtham, International Relations Office, Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

International Relations Office, Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Latsanyphone Soulignavong, Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR

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Published

2021-01-01

How to Cite

Low, W. Y., Azman Firdaus, A. N. F. ., Hashim, A., Keovilay, B. K., Osay, V. D., Vongsouangtham, B., & Soulignavong, L. (2021). Collaborative Training in Research Methodology: a case of Malaysia and Laos. AEI INSIGHTS, 7(1), 77–84. Retrieved from https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/AEIINSIGHTS/article/view/31634