Sunday, December 14, 2014

Research 01 Day - Notes

DISCLAIMER:  This note is not to be an considered as the sole source of knowledge, you are encouraged to refer to others books.  This does not replace the intricacies of class room dynamics.

 Things that we expect to do during the semester.
  1. Give you the basics of research
  2. Make a research paper chapters 1-3
  3. Conduct title defense
  4. Conduct design hearing with select CAS faculty.
What is Research?
Research defined as a systematic inquiry that uses disciplined methods to answer questions or solve problems (Polit & Beck, 2013).

How to select a good title for a research (Creswell, 2013)
-Based on personal experience, interest, expertize, comfortability, and identify your audience.

The Three research designs. (Creswell, 2012)
  1. Quantitative studies concepts, variables, constructs data is purely numerical, uses relational (cause and effect, functional relationships) perspective.  Participants are called respondents, uses questionnaire or other tools.  
  2. Qualitative  studies phenomena, concepts; narrative in nature, seeks to find patters of association.  Participants are called Informants or Key Informants.  Uses Inductive Reasoning.
  3. Mixed approach - a combination of the two other designs.
For Methodology, you are to select one and make sure your selection fits the reason why you picked a certain design.

The Four Major philosophical approaches (Cresswell, 2002)
These should be added in your theoretical/philosophical/conceptual approach in Chapter one.  Your paper must reflect who are the main proponents and discuss how these view affects the way you make your paper. 

  1. Post positivity uses determination, reduction, empirical observation and research, theory verification.  For Quantitative Researches only.  
  2.  Constructivism - uses understanding, multiple participant meaning, social and historical construction.  Focuses on theory generation FOR QUALITATIVE Studies only.  
  3.  Transformative - Political, power, justice oriented, collaborative, change oriented   FOR QUANTITATIVE research.
  4.  Pragmatism -  focuses on consequence of actions, problem centered, pluralistic, real word and practice oriented.  FOR MIXED APPROACH only.

Creswell, J. W. (2002). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and   evaluating quantitative.
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage. 
Creswell, J. W. (2012). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Thousand Oaks:  Sage publications.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2013). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. Philippines: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to break up?

For college students nothing inspires more than being in love.  It is also the best demotivator ever created. animated gif taken from

It's not you baby, it's me.
There is no easy way to break up.  So here's what to do to break their hearts.

1.  Announce the break up in a public place but in this age a FB status change will do.
 2.  Do not contact the EX, remove ways to contact you; change your email, cell, address; In worse stalker scenarios consider having a plastic surgery.
3.  De-activate your FB account.
4.  if you see the Ex, refrain from talking to the breakee.
5.  Time heals all wounds, cry as much as you want but it won't change the fact that you don't see a future together.

In all these circumstances, you are not responsible for whatever actions your Ex may take.  They will threaten to do suicide, even dramatize one just to win your heart; this shows immaturity on their part

Remember you are doing them a favor by giving them a chance of a better happiness with other people.  Realize that there is more to life than being in love, spend time with family and friends.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thank you!

A student was kind enough to pm me via Facebook, s/he probably didn't expect to pass but I have no way of knowing what reality was for him/her.

I decided to post this on my original blog for posterities sake, wherever he or she may be found.


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Cobra ironman keeps me walking

August 3, 2014 is a day of celebration.

Cebu is host to the World Class sporting event called IRONMAN. Participants to his prestigious event forked an estimate of $200 for the sole right of joining the gruelling trinity of sports: Swimming, Cycling and Running. Cebuanos living/working within Cebu and Lapu-lapu are forced to participate in the walking sessions from the 1st Mactan Bridge to their work places or homes.

There is no doubt that such event contributes to our Tourism industry and commercial activities but the poor working class citizens feel the burden when roads are closed. Commuters can only grind their teeth, curse the organizers in their silent breaths as they walk.

The organizers, to their benefit, did their best by spending money for an information campaign on print media yet it is never enough. Perhaps local government units can provide free rides for the commuting public? Both local governments, as I have observed at six in the morning, are content to just field traffic enforcers to blocked areas.

If Cebu is to move with a first class tourist generating sports activity, we should naturally demand that we be provided with first class community service and sensibility.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Finally I am back

a few years of being in a relationship, getting married will do that you to you.

So just let me share my research paper for all to read and hopefully learn from each other.

I want to thank University of the Visayas for the chance of winning the in-house faculty research summit as best presenter; to my wife for understanding the crap I do.

So here is the copy of the research paper.