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PRACTICAL RESEARCH 1:
Qualitative Research for Senior High School

This book is designed to lay down the key points of learning on research. Certainly, these cannot exhaustively cover all themes and aspects of research and research work, but the authors hope the readers—both students and faculty—are informed and engaged enough by this volume to seek further involvement in research.


The authors wish to offer a parsimonious articulation of the basics of research through this book of Qualitative Research (for Practical Research 1).


With the classroom setting in mind, we set the thematic flow and design of the chapters of these books to follow the outline of competencies set in the Department of Education’s curriculum guides for the Practical Research subject.



Copyright © 2019

ISBN: 978-971-569-989-1




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The Authors


Louie C. Montemar, Ph.D. Cand., has over two decades of experience in education and research work. He was with De La Salle University-Manila for twenty years where he once served as Assistant Director of the CHED Zonal Research Center for Manila. He is now an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Education Fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute in Makati. Louie has conducted research on education, political dynamics, science and governance, and community development.


John N. Abletis is a candidate for an M.A. degree in sociology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He has an A.B. Sociology degree (Cum Laude) and his research interests include social stratification, social theory, education as a social institution, and qualitative research. He has been teaching sociology courses at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines–Sta. Mesa since 2009.


William Barry V. Codera is an Instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). He has an A.B. in Political Science degree from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran and is working on his M.A. thesis in Sociology at the Ateneo de Manila University. He has been teaching social science and research subjects in the Senior High School level since AY 2016-2017.


John Paolo C. Dalupang is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture of the Ateneo de Manila University. He pursued studies in environmental science and sociology. His research interests include disaster risk and resilience, public health, and market studies. His current research focuses on creating system dynamic models on determining risk of coastal cities based on their social vulnerabilities due to the impacts of climate change.


Debbie Mariz N. Manalili earned her AB Sociology degree from the University of Santo Tomas. In the same institution, she participated in a CHED PHERNET funded research project entitled “SILIP: Social Investigations in the Lives of Istambays in the Philippines.” Currently, she is completing her M.A. Sociology at the Ateneo de Manila University, and is teaching at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.


Kristoper M. Tarca is an Instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philippine Studies (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines–Diliman, and pursuing his Masters Degree in Anthropology at the same University. His research interests are on space and spatiality, body and embodiment, the political economy of space, and urbanization.