You and I perform an aspect of research everyday. Each one of us tries and repeats doing one thing and several others to mastery and even perfection. Some could be simply unaware that if we put more rigour and system in doing them we wouldl achieve more. This course is for students who intend to achieve more. He or she will be guided to write research proposal and eventually thesis/dissertation required in university academic program. It will cover lectures and exercises on the research process from conceptualization, proposal preparation, manuscript writing through information dissemination. Appropriate use of qualitaive and quantitative research methods for preparing the proposal and thesis/dissertation will be mainly covered. Extensive use of examples and case studies will highlight the application of research principles and methods.
The course studies important concepts, insights, theories, structure and principles of Philippine society, government, and politics. It also presents a critical overview and examination of the problems, trends and challenges confronting Philippine society.