Sunday, March 3, 2013

Household Garbage: Qualitative Observation


Last week, aku dengan Qualitative Research's groupmates dapat assessment to make general observation around IIUM campus. Several observation settings have been listed and to be fair, all groups had a draw. The settings listed are bazaar, library, campus cafe,  and household garbage. And you now what? We got the household garbage guys! OHSEM! Hahahaha. After the draw I can't help to stop 'laughing' since we are very LUCKY to got that! Each setting assigned to 2 groups. For household garbage, the brother group and us are the lucky one! Yeay! 

At first yes, when Dr. Mardiana told us that some group will handled garbage using hands and gloves; everyone is anxiously try not to be picked then. Yes, who wants to handled the GARBAGE??

BUT! After the task, I am very glad! Can you imagine? This is very valuable experience for us. All other settings are common among us; Psychology student. Still, the other groups are doing great too.. :) 

Here, I would like to share our findings:

Can't download the video! Pics can be la eh..

Nature of research:

Date: 25 February 2013 (Monday)
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Level 1 - 4, D Block , Mahallah Safiyyah, IIUM


1. Food waste
2. Dates
3. Plain rice
4. Plastic bottles
5. Drink cans
6. Hair
7. Watery garbage
8. Papers
9. Orange peels


1. Food waste : 
We assumed that students cannot finish the food because of the taste of the food or/and already full before ea t them.

2. Found dates : 
Since the observation is on Monday, we assumed that students perform Sunnah fasting together with roommates.

3. Plain Rice found in garbage at fourth floor of the block: 
We assumed that Senior (usually stays at higher level) brings rice cooker illegally (we cannot cook in Mahallah)

4. Many 'cekedis' wrap found : 
We assumed students consumed more unhealthy food than the opposite.

5. Less fruits traces found:
Only 2 types of fruits found; orange and dates.

6. Hair found mostly in fourth level of block : 
We assumed students experienced the breakage hair because of high level of stress among seniors (found in fourth level of block) or/and students consumed many unhealthy food that might cause the breakage.

7. Watery Garbage : 
Students lack ethics in garbage-throwing; not pour the water to the sink first or/and students lack of empathy; not concerned about the difficulties that might be faced by ‘Makcik cleaner’.

8. Many recyclable items found : 
Students not practice recycling; hence we assumed they are not concern about the environmental issues, or/and students are short-thinker; cannot reflect what will happen to future generations that results from their actions, or/and they are selfish; only think about their own self, cannot think about others.


  1. assessment yang agak mengelikan. tapi ada benefit dia juga.

  2. watery garbage.. ni mmg geli tapi yg buang x fikir the consequences sbb bukan dia kena handle, tugas dia buang jer.. :haa

  3. wuu ramainya bersahabat ngan syaitan .


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