26 Januari 2012

Pamulang - Depok PP.

Berikut sedikit catatan jarak tempuh antara Pamulang dan Depok.
Markas Besar VauLSMorg (Start) -- Portal Pamulang (1 km) -- Simpang Sasak (2.3 km) -- Masuk Jembatan Layang Ciputat (3.9 km) -- BBS/Polsek Ciputat (5.3 km) -- Komplek Dosen UI Ciputat (6.2 km) -- Pom Bensin (7.4 km) -- Simpang Pasar Jumat (8.4 km) -- Pintu Tol JORR Pondok Pinang (9.7 km) -- Exit Tol JORR Lenteng Agung (17.1 km) -- Dunkin' Donuts Pom Bensin (20.1 km) -- Fasilkom UI (28.6 km).

Kalau sebaliknya,
Fasilkom UI (Start) -- Gerbang UI (2.6 km) -- Simpang JORR (8.1 km) -- Departemen Pertanian (10 km) -- Simpang Fatmawati (13.1 km) -- Simpang PDK (via Bona Indah, 15.9 km) -- Ujung Lapangan Terbang Pondok Cabe (19.1 km) -- Simpang Gaplek (23.1 km) -- Markas Besar (27.4 km).

12 Januari 2012

The First Internet Nation

Some COUNTRY_A scientists were digging 50 meters under the ground, they were surprised to discover small pieces of copper. They studied the copper pieces very carefully and came to the conclusion that 25,000 years ago, there was already a nationwide Internet Connection in ancient COUNTRY_A. They reported this in IHQ (Internet History Quarterly), a first tier scientific journal.

When COUNTRY_B scientists heard the COUNTRY_A announcement, they were just not impressed. They immediately embarked on a project to dig even deeper. When they had dug down to 100 meters, they found small pieces of glass. They studied the glass pieces very carefully and came to the conclusion that 35,000 years ago, there was a nationwide fiber optic Internet in use by the ancient COUNTRY_B.

COUNTRY_C scientists were enraged when they learned of the COUNTRY_A and COUNTRY_B claims. They decided to dig 50 meters, 100 meters, 150 meters under the ground in the Capital. But unfortunately, they found nothing whatsoever. Nevertheless, they came to the conclusion that 55,000 years ago, the ancient COUNTRY_C were already using wireless technology.

To show off, the scientists in COUNTRY_C have invited all scientist in the under-developing countries to conduct a study about "Internet 55000 years ago". The result will be published in the coming IHQuarterly.

(DISCLAIMER: this is an urban legend, and not mine obviously)



07 Januari 2012

From the Grounded Theory Books



  • Not everyone can be equally skilled at discovering theory, but neither do they need to be a genius to generate useful theory [DISCOVERY, p. viii]



References
  • [DISCOVERY] Glaser, Barney G., and Strauss, Anselm L. 1967. The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Aldine, pp. 271.
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Disclaimer
Adapted from "What is Grounded Theory".



The Discovery (1967)


  • [YIN94, p. 110] A similar procedure, for exploratory case studies, has been commonly cited as part of a hypothesis-generating process (see Glaser and Strauss, 1967); however, its goal is not to conclude a study but to develop ideas for further study (p. 110).
References
  • Glaser, Barney G., and Strauss, Anselm L. 1967. The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Aldine, pp. 271.
  • [YIN94] Yin, Robert K. 1994. Case Study Research. Sage Pub., 2nd ed., pp. 170.




Grounded Theory...

  • is a general method of comparative analysis [DISCOVERY, p1].
  • is derived from data and then illustrated by characteristic examples of data [DISCOVERY, p5].
  • will be more successful than theories logically deduced from a priori assumptions [DISCOVERY, p6].
  • can be used as a fuller test of a logico-deductive theory pertaining to the same area by comparison of both theories than an accurate description used to verify a few propositions would provide, discovery gives us a theory that “fits or works” in a substantive or formal area (though further testing, clarification, or reformulation is still necessary), since the theory has been derived from data, not deduced from logical assumptions [DISCOVERY, p29].
  • can be presented either as a well codified set of propositions or in a running theoretical discussion, using conceptual categories and their properties [DISCOVERY, p31].
  • is an integrated set of conceptual hypotheses [DOING, p. 3].
  • is formative, relatively inexpensive, and a source of very rich ideas [DOING, p. 7].
References
  • [DISCOVERY] Glaser, Barney G., and Strauss, Anselm L. 1967. The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Aldine, pp. 271.
  • [DOING] Glase, Barney G. 1998. Doing Grounded Theory: Issues and Discussions. Sociology Press, pp. 254.
Disclaimer
Adapted from "What is Grounded Theory".