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Subject Code: ________


1 Name of Subject/Module Methods of Research

2. Subject Code

3. Name(s) of Academic Staff Racidon P. Bernarte

4. Rationale for the inclusion of

the subject/module in the

5. Semester and Year offered

6. Credit Units:

7. Prerequisite (if any):

8. Vision and Mission Statements of the School/College:

To provide quality education that enables students to be critical thinkers, mindful
of their responsibilities to society and equipped with the holistic education
catering to the heart and soul as well as to the mind and body.
The School of Education envisions itself to be the premier teacher training
institution whose graduates exemplify quality teaching, leadership, scholarship,
community service and Catholic virtues that fosters sustainable and just
development across the world.

9. Program Objectives:
1. demonstrate an in- depth knowledge of key principles and theories in
educational management and leadership as applied in various educational
2. integrate their professional education and prepare them to be dynamic
practitioners and innovative leaders ready to assess and address
contemporary issues confronting the educational system;
3. equip students with research skills needed to advance knowledge
production and serve as catalysts for change in their professional practice;
4. provide the students with pedagogical and leadership skills imbued with
the highest moral and ethical standards; and
5. participate actively in community outreach projects and take a lead role in
countryside development.

10. Program Learning Outcomes:

1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories that impact on the
efficient and effective delivery of educational services, not only national in

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scope but with global perspectives;
2. analyse critical issues, trends and practices confronting the educational
system and identify areas of improvement and scholarship;
3. conduct original studies to address pressing problems in their educational
settings and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and scholarship
and enhance professional practice;
4. apply ethical norms in planning and decision making and promote the
adoption of sound educational practices and policies; and
5. initiate community oriented projects through trainings or research

11. Subject Objectives:

Students are expected to:

1. Define the concepts, constructs, variables and indicators of research as

applied in various disciplines.

2. Appreciate the role of research as applied in various disciplines

Explain the principles of research.

Formulate/develop research problems, objectives, hypothesis and

Apply the different research designs and methods of research
Develop research concepts leading to a full blown research proposal

12. Subject Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a clear understanding Research Process

2. Formulate a research problem

3. Develop research design, methods of data collection and sampling methods

4. Construct an instrument for data collection and discuss data analysis

5. Apply research ethics principles

6. Write research proposal

6. Present research proposal (concept paper)

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13. Transferable Skills:  Leadership
 Professionalism
 Organization/Time Management
 Team Work
 Effective Communication
14. Teaching-learning and  Discussion Groups/Group Work
assessment strategy  Inquiry-Based Learning Exercises
 Case Studies
 Lecture
15. Subject Synopsis:
The course is designed to introduce graduate students to the process of scientific
research with focus on educational research. The course will focus on an
introduction to various research designs including experimental and non-
experimental, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods.

16. Mode of Delivery Offline and Online

17. Assessment Methods and Coursework (Formative) % 60

Final Examination % 40
18. Content outline (main topics) of the subject/module

Week  Orientation on the Course

1  Agenda/Expectation Setting
 Research: A Way of Thinking
 The Research Process
 The Research Problem
Week  Research Design
2  Methods of Data Collection
 Sampling Method
Week  Data Collection
3  Data Analysis (Quantitative and Qualitative Data)
Week  Research Ethics
4  Writing Academic Research Proposal
Week  Course Synthesis/Integration
5  Presentation and Critiquing of Research Proposal

19. Main References:

Kumar, Ranjit Research Methodology, A Step by Step Guide for Beginners 3rd Edition. SAGE:

Creswell, John W. Educational Research 4th Edition. PHI

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Creswell, John W. Research Design 4th Edition. SAGE: 2014

Other References:

Babbie, Earl. The Practice of Social Science Research, 9th Edition. Wadsworth Publishing

Bhattacherjee, Anol. Social Science Research: Principles, Methods and Practices. 2nd Edition.
University of South Florida, 2012.

CHED NHERA II. Retrieved from:

Cohen, Louis, Manion, Lawrence & Morrison, Keith. Research Methods in Education 6th Edition.
Routledge: 2007

Creswell, John W. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design 3rd Edition, SAGE: 2013

Derrickson, Scott (2005). Exorcism of Emily Rose. US: Lakeshore Entertainment

Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. Ethics in Qualitative Research, SAGE: 2012

Publication Manual APA 6th Edition. 2009

Silverman, David. Doing Qualitative Research 4th Edition. SAGE: 2013

The Harmonized R&D Agenda 2013-2020 retrieved from:

Prepared by: Evaluated by: Approved by:


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