By Iris Grace P. Sajol, DNSC-REP web content contributor

PANABO CITY – Davao del Norte State College (DNSC), through its Research, Extension, and Production Office (REP), conducted the Research, Development, and Extension (RDE) Week 2024 on March 25 – 26, 2024, at the DNSC Audio-Visual Room.

The celebration involved a two-day workshop on Qualitative Research. Dr. Ariel E. San Jose of Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) highlighted the proper use of methods in research such as case study, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, action research, and narrative study.

Moreover, on the second day, the participants engaged in a productive discussion and presented their outputs for the workshop, specifically on crafting research questions that indicated their interest in methods such as phenomenology, case study, and ethnography.

Dr. San Jose also shared his expertise in Qualitative Data Analysis, emphasizing the significance of meticulous procedures for analyzing data in producing quality research.

During the closing program, the Director of Research and Development Division, Dr. Mark Ronald S. Manseguiao, expressed his joy as he also gained new knowledge and enlightenment on qualitative research from the activity. He hoped that the participants would apply the workshop’s insights in their future endeavors, particularly in doing research.

Representatives from Local Universities and Colleges (LUC), including Kapalong College of Agriculture, Science and Technology (KCAST), Santo Tomas College of Agriculture, Sciences, and Technology (STCAST), Monkayo College of Arts, Sciences, and Technology (MonCAST), and participants from DNSC, attended the event.