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Senior High School Contextualized Subject: Practical Research 1

Practical Research 1 is one of the contextualized subjects of the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Nature of Inquiry and Research
    • the importance of research in daily life
    • the characteristics, processes, and ethics of research
    • quantitative and qualitative research
    • the kinds of research across fields
  • Qualitative Research and Its Importance in Daily Life
    • kinds, characteristics, uses, strengths, and weaknesses of qualitative research
    • the importance of qualitative research across fields of inquiry
  • Identifying the Inquiry and Stating the Problem
    • the range of research topics in the area of inquiry
    • the value of research in the area of interest
    • the specificity and feasibility of the problem posed
  • Learning from Others and Reviewing the Literature
    • the criteria in selecting, citing, and synthesizing related literature
    • ethical standards in writing related literature
  • Understanding Data and Ways To Systematically Collect Data
    • qualitative research designs
    • the description of sample
    • data collection and analysis procedures (survey, interview, and observation)
    • the application of creative design principles for execution
  • Finding Answers through Data Collection
    • observation and interview procedures and skills
  • Analyzing the Meaning of the Data and Drawing Conclusions
    • drawing out patterns and themes from data
  • Reporting and Sharing the Findings
    • guidelines in making conclusions and recommendations
    • techniques in listing references
    • the process of report writing
    • selection criteria and process of best design

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Choosing appropriate qualitative research design
  • Providing examples of research in areas of interest
  • Designing a research project related to daily life
  • Writing a research title
  • Stating research questions
  • Indicating scope and delimitation of research
  • Citing benefits and beneficiaries of research
  • Presenting written statement of the problem
  • Planning data collection and analysis procedures
  • Collecting data through observation and interviews
  • Synthesizing information from relevant literature
  • Inferring and explaining patterns and themes from data
  • relating the findings with pertinent literature
  • Formulating recommendations based on conclusions
  • Listing references
  • Citing related literature using standard style
  • Presenting a written research report

These examples only cover the scope of the contextualized subjects. For the scope of the core and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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