Summary

Dr. Said Taan El Hajjar is an Associate Professor in Ahlia University   Statistics and Education at Ahlia University in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He holds  a BS in mathematics and a Teaching Diploma from the American University of Beirut, A Master degree in Sciences( major Statistics) from the Arts, Sciences & Technology University of Lebanon(Formerly: BCU ), and a PhD Degree from the American University of Hawaii in USA ( major Statistics).  He has taught different courses in mathematics and statistics for over 20 years. He has supervised many MBA and PhD students in different fields of education. Outside the classroom, Said has presented many scientific papers at international conferences and workshops and was a keynote speaker at the Gulf E-Commerce Forum GEF 6, 2013. He has published research papers in several refereed journals on topics including mathematics, statistics, interactive learning, e-learning education, e-business and marketing. He has published four books since 2011: one on mathematics for sophomore and junior students; two on statistics for sophomore, junior and senior students; and a book on probabilities and statistics. In 2016 he published as joint author with his PhD student a book entitled Investigating the Success of E-Learning in Secondary Schools: The case of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Dr Said has been awarded a number of academic prizes, most recently the Research World Excellent Paper for the category Best Presentation/Best Content at the Research World International Conference, Barcelona, Spain in October 2016.

In January 2017, Dr Said established the Centre of Statistical Analysis at Ahlia University and he is now the Centre’s Director.

Awards

Research World Excellent Paper for the category Best Presentation/Best Content at the Research World International Conference. Barcelona, Spain. October 2016.

Outstanding Scientist Award (category of Science/Statistics) of the VIFRA Research Awards 2015, Venus International Foundation 2015 Venus International Foundation, India.

Research

Research Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Innovation
  • Applied Probability
  • Mathematics Education
  • Statistics Education
  • General Statistics
  • Interactive and E-Learning
  • Modelling, Testing and Analysis
  • Statistical Software
  • Educational Technology

 

Dr. Said Taan Al Hajjar Research

Teaching

Statistics courses:

Undergraduate level: Introduction to Statistics (STAT 101); Business Statistics (STAT 202); Probability & Stochastic Modeling (STAT 302); Medical statistics (STAT 201)

Postgraduate level: Modeling & Research Method (MAGT 550); Quantitative Methods (MAGT 500); and Making Hard Decisions (EMSE 020) for the joint Ahlia-George Washington University Master’s Programme in Engineering Management

Mathematics courses:

Orientation level: Orientation Mathematics (Math 050); Preparatory Mathematics (Math 055)

Undergraduate level: Introductory Mathematical Analysis (Math 103 and Math 104); Differential Calculus (Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus III);

ITCS courses:

Undergraduate level: Foundations of Computing (ITCS 203)

Postgraduate level: Advanced Algorithms (ITCS 506)

Supervision

PhD students

  • E-government of Bahrain (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)
  • E-Learning in Schools (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)
  • Marketing (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)

MBA students

  • The Effect of Word of Mouth on Customer Switching Behaviour: The Case of Computer Industry in the State of Kuwait, Ahlia University, 2011.
  • The Effect of Smart Board on the Quality of Education, Ahlia University, 2011.
  • High Schools in Kuwait. Ahlia University, May 2016.
  • The Impact of Implementing ISO 9000 on Organization Performance: Case Study on Council of Representatives of Kingdom of Bahrain. Ahlia University, April 2016.
  • The Effectiveness of Household Budget Participatory Planning In Managing Bahraini Families’ Income and Expenditure. Ahlia University, May 2016.
  • Non-Governmental Organization Performance Management: An Exploratory Study of Bahrain Athletics Associations. Ahlia University, March 2017.
  • Exploring the Factors that affect Employee Training Effectiveness: A Case Study in Bahrain. Ahlia University. March 2017.
  • Determinants of Traveller’s Buying Decisions in Bahrain Duty Free. Ahlia University. March 2017.
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on parliamentary employees performance in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ahlia University, March 2017.

Presentations

  • Ahlia University Seminar: 30 December, 2015

Statistical Analysis Skills for Instructor Evaluation

  • Ahlia University Fourth Annual Research Forum, 28-29 March 2016

Testing the reliability and the validity of a proposed scale.

  • Ahlia University Seminar, 07 November, 2016

تكنولوجيا التعليم وتأثيرها على التحصيل العلمي.

  • Ahlia University Centre of Statistical Analysis, 2016/17 Semester Two Programme

Content: 13 Workshops

Audience: Faculty, PhD students and master’s students

Topics:

  • How to use SPSS (Input and Receiving Data Output).
  • How to use SPSS
  • Normality test, Descriptive statistics, and Reliability & Construct Validity.
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Developing a Structural Equation Modeling(SEM) ( SPSS with Amos 18) Group 1

Publications

Journals

  1. Running Mediator or Moderator Variables in a Conceptual Model. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Int. J. Appl. Math. Stat.; Vol. 57; Issue No. 1; pp. 198-208. Year 2018, ISSN 0973-1377 (Print), ISSN 0973-7545 (Online).
  2. Implementation Influence of ISO9000 on Organization’s Performance. International Journal of Business and Management; Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education;Vol. 12, No. 7;pp. 100-114, 2017. ISSN 1833-3850 E-ISSN 1833-8119. Amal AL Othman, Said Taan EL Hajjar.
  3. A Pilot Study to Develop a Reliable Scale That Measures the Influence of Using Technology Onstudent’s Performance in Learning Statistics, Said Taan El Hajjar (December, 2016), International Journal of Management and Applied Science, ISSN: 2394-7926. Volume-2, Issue-12, Pp. 112- 120.
  4. An Empirical Study about the Influence Of Word Of Mouth On Client Changing Behavior: The Case Of Computer Industry In The State Of Kuwait, Said Taan El Hajjar& Jaber Al Eidan. (2016), International Journal Of Business And Management, Canadian Center Of Science and Education, ISSN: 1833-3850, E-ISSN: 1833-8119, Vol. 11, No. 4; Pp. 161-177. 2016. Doi:10.5539/Ijbm.V11n4p161.
  5. An Empirical Study To Examine The Effect Of Realistic Job Preview On Expectancies, Personal Goals And Performance. Said Taan El Hajjar& Hanadi Chehade (2016). International Journal Of Business And Management, Canadian Center Of Science And Education, ISSN: 1833-3850; E-ISSN: 1833-8119, Vol. 11, No. 2; Pp. 164-183. Doi:10.5539/Ijbm.V11n2p164.
  6. A Statistical Study To Provide Estimators Of Hurst Parameter For A Fractional Brownian Motion Through Unbalanced Sampling Time. Said T. El Hajjar (2015). International Journal Of Mathematical Analysis And Applications. ISSN: 2375-3927. 2 (1), Pp. 1-8, 2015.
  7. A Statistical Study To Develop A Reliable Scale To Evaluate Instructors Within Higher Institutions, Said Taan El Hajjar (2014), Wseas Transactions On Mathematics, Wseas Transactions On Mathematics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-2769 / 2224-2880, Volume 13, 2014, Art. #86, Pp. 885-894.
  8. An Empirical Study To Develop A Structure Equation Model Showing The Impact Level Of Market Orientation Among The Financial Services Providers In A Resource-Based Economy. Abdulmonem Al-Shirawi, Said T. El Hajjar And Charles Dennis (2014). International Journal Of Innovation And Knowledge Management In Middle East And North Africa. Volume 34, Number 3, 2014, Pp. 227-258.
  9. The Use Of Interactive Learning Will Clarify Abstract Mathematical Concepts. Said T. El Hajjar (2014), The International Journal Of Mathematics And Computation. ISSN: 0974-570x. Issue 1, Volume 22, 2014, Pp. 89-98.
  10. An Empirical Study To Initiate A Reliable Scale About The Impact Of Developing And Instructing Statistical Online Courses On Virtual Teaching. Said T. El Hajjar (2014). International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Thought. ISSN: 2156-6992: 4(1), 2014, Pp. 327-345.
  11. E-Learning As A Good Market In E- Commerce. Said T. El Hajjar (2014). International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Thought. ISSN: 2156-6992: 4(1), 2014, Pp. 121- 131.
  12. An Empirical Study Of Exploring And Confirming A Reliable Scale To Measure The Level Of Market Orientation In A Resourced Based- Economy. Abdulmonem Al-Shirawi, Said T. El Hajjar And Charles Dennis (2013). International Journal Of Innovation And Knowledge Management In Middle East And North Africa (Ijkmmena) Volume 2, Number 2, 04/10/2013, Pp. 103 -124.
  13. The Effect Of Using Screencasting, Lab Instruction And Traditional Lecture Student’s Academic Achievement In Statistics, Said T. El Hajjar (2012), International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Thought. ISSN: 2156-6992: 2 (3):341-349.
  14. An Empirical Study About The Use And Implementation Of Software In Statistics At Higher Education Institutions, Said T. El Hajjar (December, 2011), International Journal Of Basic & Applied Sciences IJET-IJENS. ISSN: 111006-3939-Ijet-Ijens Vol: 11 Issue: 06, Pp. 45-54.
  15. An Empirical Study About The Impact Of Local And Global Functions On Student’s Behavior, Said T. El Hajjar (2011). International Journal Of Basic & Applied Sciences Ijbas-Ijens. Vol: 11 Issue: 01. ISSN: 2077-1223, 111501-4242 Ijbas-Ijens, February 15, 2011 Ijens. Pp. 1-25.
  16. Indeterminate Forms And Their Behaviors, Said T. El Hajjar (November, 2008), Wseas Journal .Wseas Transactions On Mathematics, ISSN: 1109-2769; Issue 11, Volume 7, Pp. 657-665.
  17. Improving Probability Education Through Statistical Experiments, Said T. El Hajjar (June, 2008), Wseas Journal. Wseas Transactions On Mathematics, ISSN: 1109-2769; Issue 6, Volume 7, Pp. 382-390.

 

Conferences

  1. A Pilot Study To Develop A Reliable Scale That Measures The Influence Of Using Technology On Student’s Performance In Learning Statistics, Said Taan El Hajjar (October, 2016). International Conference On Arts, Education And Social Science (ICAES). Barcelona, Spain. Paper Id: Rw-Icaesspain-16106-1503. ISBN: 978-93-86083-34-0. Pp. 01-09.
  2. Empirical Approach Of Exploring And Confirming A Reliable Scale For Faculty Evaluation At Higher Institutions. Said Taan El Hajjar (2015).The International Journal Of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) International Conference For Teaching And Education. Katholische Akademie Der Erzdiozese Freiburg, Wintererstr 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, On December 1- 4, 2015. ISSN: 1944-6934. 08(08): 53-76 (2015).
  3. A Statistical Approach Describing The Impact Of Using Moodle At Higher Institutions. Said Taan El Hajjar (April24-25, 2015). International Conference On Computer Science And Information Systems ( Iccsis-15 ) Pattaya ( Thailand). ISBN: 978-93- 84468-22-4; Pp. 25-33.
  4. An Empirical Study About The Influence Of Moodle On The Teaching – Learning Process At Higher Institutions. Said T. El Hajjar (2014).European Conference “The 2014 International Conference on Education and Modern Educational Technologies El Greco Resort, Santorini Island, Greece, July 18-20, 2014. Advances In Educational Technologies ISBN: 978-1-61804-238-5, Pp. 182- 185, 2014.
  5. Developing A Scale To Evaluate Instructors Within Higher Institutions. Computers And Technology In Modern Education. Said T. El Hajjar (2014). North Atlantic University Union (NAUN). 5th International Conference On Education And Education Technologies (Eet’14), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 23-25, 2014. Educational Technologies Series 11. ISSN: 2227-4618. ISBN: 978-960-474-369-8. Pp. 148-157.
  6. Modeling Critical Factors Influencing The Implementation Of E-Learning. Global Time- Online Conference On Technology, Innovation, Media And Education. Madina Taha and Said T. El Hajjar. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).Feb. 7-9, 2012, USA. ISBN 1-880094-83-5, Volume 2012. Issue 1, Pp. 283-293.
  7. Developing A Scale To Measure The Level Of Market Orientation In The Financial Services Sector Within A Resourced-Based Economy. Abdulmonem Al-Shirawi, Said T. El Hajjar And Charles Dennis (2012). 2012 International Conference On Economics, Business Innovation – ICEBI May 5 – 6, 2012, Singapore. ISSN: 2010-023x .Vol. 38.Pp. 27-33.
  8. Websites That Develop Access To Mathematics Teaching Bring Mathematics To Real Life, Said T. El Hajjar (December 14-16), The International Association Of Science And Technology For Development Proceedings (IASTED), The 15th IASTED International Conference Of Technology For Education, Dallas, USA, 2011. ISSN: 978-0-88986-906-6. 754 -031 Te, Pp. 114-121.
  9. Guiding Mathematics From Theory To Interactive Application Makes Learning More Meaningful, Said T. El Hajjar (December 2011), European Conference For Academic Disciplines At Schulstrasse 15, Gottenheim , Germany, April 10 To 15, 2011. Published At IJAS, ISBN: 1944-6934volume 4, No. 16. Pp. 415-426.
  10. The Influence Of Interactive Learning On The Teaching Process, Said T. El Hajjar (October 18-22, 2010), Association For The Advancement Of Computing In Education (AACE).E-Learn 2010- World Conference On E-Learning In Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Orlando, Florida: ISBN 1-880094-83-5. Volume 1, Issue1.Pp.1530-1540, Va: Aace.

 

Books

  1. Investigating The Success Of E-Learning In Secondary Schools: The Case Of The
    Kingdom Of Bahrain. Said Taan El Hajjar, Madina Taha, And Jane Coughlan (2016). “ Sara Book Publication.” India In 2016. ISBN:978-1-63040-941-8, Pp. 1-156.
  2. Probabilities & Statistics: Model-Realization. Said Taan El Hajjar (2015). “Lambert Academic Publishing”, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-66002-3, Pp. 1-85.
  3. Basic Business Course In Statistics Ii “Bbc Statistics Ii“. Said Taan El Hajjar (2014) Scope: Junior And Senior Students.“Author House”, Uk. ISBN: 978-1-4918-8484-3 (Sc); ISBN: 978-1-4918-8485-0 I, Pp. 1-395.
  4. Basic Business Course In Statistics I “Bbc Statistics I “.Said Taan El Hajjar (2014) Scope: Sophomore Students.“ Author House”, Uk. ISBN: 978-1-4918-8448-5 (Sc); ISBN: 978-1-4918-8449-2 I, Pp.
  5. Introductory Mathematical Analysis. Said Taan El Hajjar (2011). Scope: Sophomore And Junior Students. “Xlibris Corperation”, Usa. ISBN Hard Cover 978-1-4628- 8788-0 ; Soft Cover 978-1-4628-8789-7; Ebook 978-1-4628-8790-3, Pp. 1-353.
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