Confirmation of Candidature - Aleksander Marsden

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Presenter:  Aleksander Marsden Doctor of Philosophy College of Indigenous Futures, Northern Institute, Arts and Society Charles Darwin University

Date: Feb 03, 2021

Time: 2:00pm

Contact person:  CDU Office of Research & Innovation
T: 08 8946 6548

Location:  Online via Zoom

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Indonesian Farmers: Farmers short and long-term responses

Aleksander Marsden
Doctor of Philosophy
Northern Institute
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Charles Darwin University

The research proposal aims to discover new knowledge concerning the impacts of COVID-10 on Indonesian Farmers. Indonesia farmers are amongst the most vulnerable groups to the COVID-19 across the globe. Many farmers have recently risen above poverty; however, COVID-19 threatens to reverse decades of progress toward reducing poverty. The research examines the impacts and responses of farmers through the farmers' lens and aims to gain knowledge that will reverse the current trend and discover farm practices that will improve livelihoods in the long term. The survey data will be tailored to four journal publications; Indonesian farmers short and long-term responses to COVID-19; Indonesian farmers perceptions of risk during COVID-19; the roles of family and community support for Indonesian farmers during COVID-19; and the efficacy of Government protection and support provided to Indonesian farmers during COVID-19. Data will be obtained from three Indonesian locations, Bali, Lombok and Flores. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Indonesian enumerators will be employed to conduct surveys instead of the author conducting the surveys. Enumerators will upload data daily and report through ZOOM when necessary. Enumerators will use the Kobo Toolbox App. Kobo Toolbox is currently in use throughout the globe for all primary humanitarian survey-based research. Data will be analysed using SPSS. Analyses will commence with descriptive statistical analyses including measures of central tendency, frequency, measures of variation such as range, variance and standard deviation, and measures of position such as percentile ranks, and quartile ranks of ratios. Descriptive statistics are presented in tabular form, as graphical information or as numerical summaries of Data This will be followed by selective analyses using inferential statistics which may include confidence intervals, one sample hypothesis testing, contingency tables and Chi-Square Statistics, t-test, ANOVA (Analysis of variance), Pearson correlation, bi- and multivariate regression models

Alexander was born an Australian, overseas in the Netherlands and moved to Perth in 1958. Alex is currently studying at Charles Darwin University in the College of Indigenous Futures and Society and Arts. Alex completed a Masters in Educational Management at the University of Western Australia and a Master's of International Relations by coursework and dissertation at the University of Western Australia in 2019, and developed a research interest in Indonesian developmental studies and Indonesian languages. Alex has worked as a sessional lecturer at Edith Cowan University. He has studied Bahasa Indonesia at both the University of Western Australia and Charles Darwin University. He continues to learn about Indonesia's language, customs, history, political economy and developmental issues. Alex is concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on farmers in Indonesia and aims to contribute new knowledge regarding improved farm and health practices during crises. In the future, Alex hopes to complete further research concerning Indonesia and Indonesia's neighbours relevant to development studies and crisis studies.