A Comparative Study of Economical Impacts and Disaster Management of Tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka – Research Proposal
The working title of this research is initially drafted as – A Comparative Study of Economical Impacts and Disaster Management of Tsunami in
This qualitative study will investigate the differences between
This paper discusses in detail the research proposal on the comparative study of
4.0 Statement of the problem
The profound effects of the
5.0 Background to the problem
An undersea earthquake which occurred on December 26, 2004 known as the 2004
Many affected people and communities prompted a widespread humanitarian response especially for those communities that heavily depended on fishing as livelihood. For instance, the Sri Lankan artisanal fishery whereby fish baskets, fishing traps and spears are commonly used; industrial fishery, as the major economic activity, provides employment to about 250, 000 people. But for
As such, the economical impacts of tsunamis are immense including the rapid growth and development of coastal areas, inhabitants, large fleet of ships and major port facilities, fishing industries and aqua cultural industries and canneries. However, for both
6.0 Project aims and objective
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the economical implications and the disaster management of tsunami in two of the most affected countries,
§ To determine the extent of the socio-economical impact of the 2004 tsunami to
§ To distinguish the international humanitarian responses intended for
§ To analyse how the 2004 tsunami affect the lives of Indonesian and Sri Lankan and the economy of both countries
§ To investigate the disaster management activities after the occurrence of the tsunami
§ To identify the different tools and applications in terms of disaster management by Indonesian and Sri Lankan governments
§ To establish the role of international organisations such as World Bank, UN and International Red Cross
6.1 Research objectives
The objectives of the research basically to conduct a comparative study of economical impacts between
§ Provide a comprehensive discussion about the economical impact as well as disaster management of tsunami
§ Conduct a comparative study between
§ Review related literatures on economical impacts and disaster management of tsunami and how it affects
§ Assessment and evaluation of the economical impacts and disaster management of tsunami based on the experience of
§ Contribute to the research and literature of tsunami and its economical impacts and the disaster management
6.2 Research questions
To carry out the purpose of the study, the following research questions will be addressed.
1) What are the socio-economical impacts of the tsunami to
2) What are the international humanitarian responses that both countries received?
3) What had been the role of international organisations towards the full recovery of
4) Generally, how does the tsunami affect the economy of
5) How does the tsunami affect the lives of Indonesian? of Sri Lankan?
6) Before and after the tsunami, what are the disaster management activities in
7) What are the different disaster management tools are in placed for
6.3 Significant or justification
The study will be a significant endeavor in promoting awareness on the dangers and risks of tsunamis and how to alert people to react proactively in case of tsunamis. The study will be helpful to both Indonesian and Sri Lankan government to religiously conduct, place and monitor the efficiency of disaster management as well as to communities currently living near the cost as the research could educate them on what they should do and what help are available when tsunami occurred. Moreover, this study will be an important contribution to a body of research concerning tsunami, economical impacts and disaster management. The research may also stumble upon new problems and hypotheses that require additional research. The study may also serve as a useful reference tool for future studies. Overall, it may help boosts the growth of disaster management research.
7.0 Research design
The research will be exploratory in nature. Exploratory research will enable the study to look at the problem in both descriptive and exploratory manner. It will look into the problem by exploring the views of different sets of respondents, as well as by exploring different literatures related with the study. It will also conduct experiment to observe the subjects, with the hope to find answers to the questions the study ask. This study will also employ qualitative research method because it will try to find and build theories that will explain the relationship of one variable with another variable through qualitative elements in research.
In this qualitative study, In this study, primary and secondary research will be both incorporated. The reason for this is to be able to provide adequate discussion for the readers that will help them understand more about the issue and the different variables that involve with it. The primary data for the study will be represented by the survey results that will be acquired from the respondents. On the other hand, the literature reviews to be presented in the second chapter of the study will represent the secondary data of the study. Secondary sources of data will come from published articles from journals, theses and related studies.