Published Aug 30, 2020

John Lenon E. Agatep  

Roy N. Villalobos


With the increasing demand for quality research to cope up with the industry trends, understanding the need among researchers should primarily be established to further improve capacity and practices over the production of theoretical knowledge. Essential to support is the notion of exploring issues then stimulate the concern. This study established the concern on research capabilities among Graduate School student-respondents at President Ramon Magsaysay State University conducted during the First Semester School Year 2018-2019. The study made used of descriptive research design with survey questionnaire as the main research instrument. The data was processed using descriptive and inferential statistical tools. The study concludes that respondents perceived their capabilities in writing research proposal and publishable research paper both as “Moderately Capable”. The respondents perceived the availability of facilities, time, training, funding, other resources and support from agency in doing research as “Moderately Available”. The analysis of variance test revealed that  there is significant difference on the research capabilities of respondents in writing research proposal when grouped according to position and highest educational attainment; significant in writing publishable research paper when grouped according to sex, position and research seminars/trainings attended; significant in the  availability of facilities, time, training, funding, other resources and support from agency in doing research when grouped according to sex, position and research seminars/trainings attended.


Download data is not yet available.



Research Capabilities, Graduate School Students, Writing, Research Proposal, Publishable Research Paper

Ary, D., Jacobs, L.C. & Sorensen, C. (2010) Introduction to research in education (8th ed.). New York: Wadsworth.

Atay, D. (2006) Teachers’ professional development: Partnerships in research. TESL-EJ, 10(2).

Bernardo, A.B. (2003) Typology of Higher Education in the Philippines. Retrieved from: https://www.scribd.scribd.com/document/146860281/Typology-of-higher-education-in-the-Philippines-by-susan-l-cobarrubias

Burns, A. (2010) Doing action research - what's in it for teachers and institutions? International House Journal of Educa-tion and Development, 29:3-6.

Darling-Hammond, L. (2012) Creating a comprehensive system for evaluating and supporting effective teaching. Stan-ford, CA: Stanford Center for Oppor-tunity Policy in Education.

Dornyei, Z. (2007) Research methods in applied linguistics. Oxford: OUP.

Furlong, J. & Salisbury, J. (2005) Best practice research scholarships: An evaluation. Research Papers in Education, 20(1):45-83.

Grouws, D.A., Tarr, J.E., Chavez, O., Sears, R., Soria, V.M. & Taylan, R.D. (2013) Curriculum implementation effects on high school students’ mathematics learning from curricula representing subject-specific and integrated content organizations. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 44(2):416-463.

Hanushek, E.A. (2011) The economic value of higher teacher quality (PDF). Economics of Education Review, 30(3):466-479.

Johnson, M.J. & Button, K. (2000) Connecting graduate education in language arts with teaching contexts: The power of action research. English Education, 32(2):107-126.

Luciano, J. (2014) The influence of curriculum quality on student achievement on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) Language Arts and Mathematics for fifth-grade students in the lowest socioeconomic school districts. Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses.

McDonough, K. (2006) Action research and the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. The Modern Language Journal, 90(1):33-47.

Pine, G.J. (2009) Teacher action research: Building knowledge democracies. SAGE.
Salazar-Clemeña (2006) Developing Re-search Culture in Higher Educational Institutions. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242158541_Developing_Research_Cul-tu-re_in_Philippine_Higher_Education_Institu-tions_Perspectives_of_University_Faculty

Sanyal C., Bikas & Varghese, N.V. (2019) Research Capacity of the Higher Education Sector in Developing Countries. Retrieved from: https://www.Research Capacity of the Higher Education Sector in Developing Countries.

Shields, Patricia and Rangarajan, N. (2013) A Playbook for Research Methods: Integrating Conceptual Frameworks and Project Management. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press. See Chapter 4 for an indepth discussion of descriptive research.

Taskeen, S., Shehzadi, A., Khan, T. & Saleem, N. (2014) Difficulties faced by novice researchers: A study of universities in Pakistan. International Journal of Art and Literature, 1(1):1-4.

Vec, T.R. & Rupar, B. (2015) Evaluation of teachers’ perceptions of action research process effects: What leadership style is appropriate for the implementation of change in schools? National Education Institute, Slovenia.
How to Cite
Agatep, J. L. E., & Villalobos, R. N. (2020). Research Capabilities among Selected Graduate School Students in Philippines. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 6(2), 691-705. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.20.or037
Original Article