PCCR RDPC Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Action Research

By: Eduard M. Solomon & Jamilla Gay Asalan | November 8, 2017

The Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) Research, Development and Publications Center (RDPC) organized a two-day seminar-workshop entitled, “Writing Research in the IMRaD Format: Responding to the Publish or Perish Challenge for Higher Education Faculty,” as part of Phase 1 of the Research Capacity Building Program for Academic Year 2017-2018.

The objectives of this seminar-workshop were 1) to introduce to the faculty and non-faculty researchers the IMRAD format for research papers, which is the standard format for publication of research papers; 2) to train faculty under the College of Criminology and General Education Division on writing action research as part of the requirements for tenured faculty; and 3) to orient faculty handling the course, Criminological Research and Statistics (CRIM6), in preparation for the change of format of CRIM6 thesis for fourth year B.S. Criminology students.

The topic for the first part of the two-day seminar-workshop was “Writing Action Research”, with Dr. Famela Iza Cabe-Matic, Dean of College of Criminal Justice, Cavite State University, as guest lecturer. This was held on October 25, 2017 at the Learning Resources Mini-AVR.

Dr. Famela Iza Cabe-Matic, during her lecture on how to write an action research

Activities were facilitated by Dr. Cabe-Matic with Ms. Jamilla L. Asalan, RDPC Research Officer, during the lecture. In one of the activities, participants were divided into four groups: two from the General Education Division and another two from the College of Criminology. Using the templates she prepared, she assigned the General Education Division faculty to practical action research, while faculty from the College of Criminology were assigned to participatory action research. The output of the groups were presented and critiqued by Dr. Cabe-Matic.

Prof. Rodolfo S. Bucaneg and Prof. Cynthia C. Saulog presenting the outputs of the General Education Division

Dr. Carmelita C. Casimiro and Prof. Fredda H. Ebanada represented the College of Criminology during the presentation of workshop outputs

In another activity, Dr. Cabe-Matic asked the participants to answer a fifteen-item sample test from the “Oxford Test of English” module. Although she did not require the participants to submit their answer sheets, she presented the interpretation of the test results as reference for the participants.

The topic for the second part of the seminar-workshop will be Writing in the IMRaD Format. Its schedule will be announced as soon as the details have been finalized.