Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Training Courses in Scientific Research for Graduate Students for the Academic Year 1436-1437 AH  

- 2018/11/13

Female Graduate Students’ Scientific Research Skills Development Program 

Program Objective 

The program aims at qualifying and preparing female graduate students in order to have specialized, scientifically competent cadres in the various areas of scientific research; encouraging them to keep pace with the rapid progress of science and technology; stimulating them to engage in distinguished scientific publishing; helping them select prestigious publishing media in their specialties; and responding to the criticism made by international peer reviewers, in addition to other modern requirements for publishing research in international journals.  

Program Details 

Course Title

Course Presenter

Course Date


Intellectual Property and Plagiarism Issues

Dr. Hesham Orabi


Presenting a Successful Research Proposal

Dr. Aishah Al-Harbi


November 23, 2015

Safar 11, 1437 AH


Periodical Scientific Publishing

Dr. Muhammad Fawzi Hassanain


December 1, 2015

Safar 19, 1437 AH

Scientific Research in Academic Databases

Dr. Hesham Orabi


December 9, 2015

Safar 27, 1437 AH

Ethics of Scientific Research

Dr. Mariam Al-Qahtani

Dr. Aishah Al-Harbi


December 17, 2015

Rabei Al-Awwal 6, 1437 AH

Google Scholar

Dr. Abdullah Al-Baz


December 20, 2015

Rabei Al-Awwal 9, 1437 AH






















Level of Trainee Satisfaction with the Courses of the  

Female Graduate Students’ Scientific Research Skills Development Program  


The questionnaire on the satisfaction with the level of the training course was applied to all courses of the Female Graduate Students’ Scientific Research Skills Development Program. The questionnaire consisted of 28 paragraphs distributed to five basic focal areas. The first focal area measured the quality of the training program and all that relates to the objectives and content of the course and the information presented in the course. The second was devoted to trainer evaluation. The third was for evaluating the technological aids used in presenting the course. The fourth measured the quality of the venue in which the courses were held. The fifth measured the quality of the organization of the training courses given, from announcement until they were held.  

The questionnaire analysis results showed that the general level of trainee satisfaction was high in most of the courses held. The remarks of trainees focused on the necessity of carrying out many training courses of this kind for female graduate students and allowing an increase in the number of lectures, as female students urgently need such courses that develop their scientific research skills and because these courses are of great benefit for them. 

Among the significant remarks, too, was the demand by many trainees to the Deanship to coordinate with the different colleges in defining the research needs of female students; hold courses based on these needs along with specifying the targeted groups; and involve them as well in announcing such important courses so everyone can attend and benefit from them. Moreover, many trainees stressed the necessity of providing an opportunity for practical application to yield a greater benefit.  

The following figures illustrate the percentages of trainee satisfaction with the courses: