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The 2nd Young Researchers' Quantitative Symposium (2019: Sintok)

e-Proceedings of the 2nd Young Researchers' Quantitative Symposium (YRQS2019):
Progressing Quantitative Research towards Sustainable Future: 26 November 2019,
School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS), Universiti Utara Malaysia/
Editors: Syariza Abdul-Rahman, Norhafiza Mohd Noor & Zakiah Hashim
e-ISBN 978-967-2276-41-8
1. Quantitative Research
2. Progress
3. Sustainable Future

Graphic Designer:
Nor Akaliah Shaharudin


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Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Kamal Mohd Nawawi
Dean of SQS

Associate Professor Dr. Syariza Abdul Rahman

Zakiah Hashim

Nor Akaliah Shaharudin

Norhafiza Mohd Noor

Farah Sofiya Ilyana Ruzzaman

Muhamad Syafiq Abdul Ghani

Nurul Nabilah Mohd Razif

Ahmad Aliy Soffian Mohd Yusoff

We welcome you to join us for our 2nd Young Researchers’ Quantitative Symposium 2019 (YRQS 2019). This symposium humbly acts as a platform for both undergraduates and postgraduates to share, exchange and extend knowledge of their most recent theories, issues and practices related to quantitative research. The 2019 symposium theme "Progressing Quantitative Research Towards Sustainable Future” is selected as the emerging of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

IR4.0 is important for the forthcoming revolution that may change how individuals work, play and manage themselves. Public and private institutions are confronted with different issues that are new and need to find the best strategies in managing the stakeholders. All parties - community, industry, institutions and governments need to cooperate in associating these diverse networks and prepare for future challenges. It is time for local and global networks to comprehend and appreciate each other as we live in this one major space, we call home.

After a careful peer review process, the YRQS 2019 proceeding publishes 20 articles related particularly to current theoretical and practical issues in quantitative scopes. The papers are from both undergraduates and postgraduates’ students from School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS) and other school in Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

Finally, we would like to thank the presenters for their willingness to share their latest work and ideas, without their efforts, this symposium would not be possible.


YRQS 2019 Proceedings Committee

1. Formal Modeling and Analysis of Social Support Provider Preferences
Roqia Rateb, Azizi Ab Aziz & Rahayu Ahmad
2. Malaysia Property and Violent Crimes Clock Analysis
H.N.L Ahmad & S. Sharif
3. Normality for Poisson Distribution
Koh Khong Liang & Nor Aishah Ahad
4. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Malaysia's Current Scenario and Barriers
Chia Ming Hong, Chee Keong Ch'ng & Teh Raihana Nazirah Roslan
5. ICT versus Conventional Teaching and Learning Approach in Education: An Overview of Advantages and Disadvantages
Siew Chin Teoh, Chee Keong Ch'ng & Nerda Zura Zaibidi
6. Optimization of Fuel Cost for the Airline
Ummi Shaqilah Zainal, Shafiqah Nachia Mohd Ibrahim, Zurina Mohamad Mydin & Nazihah Ahmad
7. Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Causes and Prevention
A. A. Supa'at & S. Sharif
8. Eating Attitudes among SQS Academic Staffs in Universiti Utara Malaysia
Nur Zhafiqah Azhar & Hashibah Hamid
9. Fast Food Consumption Behaviour among School of Quantitative Science (SQS) Students in Universiti Utara Malaysia
Nurul Ain Anissah Mohd Nadzar & Hashibah Hamid
10. Risky Riding Behavior among Student in Residential Hall Yayasan Al-Bukhary (YAB)
Nur Athasha Mohd Hussin & Suhaida Abdullah
11. The Effectiveness of Co-Curricular Activities by Integrated Living Skills Unit in Enhancing Students' Soft Skills
Nur Munirah Roslan & Mohammad Shukri Abdul Hamid
12. Modeling the Immigrant Smuggling using Count Data Regression Model
Noor Amira & Malina Zulkifli
13. Exploring the User Engagement in Facebook Page of Higher Education Institution
Nor Azrin Kamarudin & Norhayati Yusof
14. Electricity Consumption at Water Treatment Plant Jenun Baru, Kedah using Moving Average Method
Noorazmina Ezzaty Noor Adly & Rosnalini Mansor
15. Moving Average Method in Water Production Forecasting at Water Treatment Plan (WTP) Jenun Baru, Kedah
Nurhanisah Fakhrurazi & Rosnalini Mansor
16. Foreign Maids: The Qualitative and The Exploratory Data Analysis
Nur Raihanah Tarmizi & Malina Zulkifli
17. Development of Situational Judgement Test (SJT) to Evaluate Nursing Competency in Medication Administration Practice
S. Saad & S. Ismail
18. Criteria of Harmony: A Comparative Analysis of the Weights
Intan Noorjannah Saidon, Maznah Mat Kasim & Razamin Ramli
19. Comparative of Criteria Weights Towards Harmony in Malaysia based on Rank Order Centroid and Rank Sum Weighting Methods
Fara Adila Mat Isa, Razamin Ramli & Maznah Mat Kasim
20. Inventory Management of Perishable Materials using Discrete Event Simulation
Nor Hamizah Mustaffa, Nurfarhah Nadjihah Mohd Shariff & Norazura Ahmad