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Research Orientation of DepEd Baguio Division Action Research Format
Planning and Research Unit
School Governance and Operations Division
30 May 2017
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Education
Cordillera Administrative Region
DIVISION OF BAGUIO CITY
82 Military Cut-off Road, Baguio City
The journal covers a wide range of empirical studies
relative of the division’s current educational issues
It highlights inquiries on curriculum, classroom
management, teaching techniques and strategies,
learning environment, support services, educational
planning, and other educational research interests.
Open for all educational teaching, teaching related
and non-teaching related personnel as
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American Psychological Association. (2010).
Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (6th ed.)
DepEd Order No. 16 s, 2017
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The entire manuscript is double-spaced (except the
Abstract) on letter/standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11")
with Times New Roman of 12 to ensure readability.
Maintain normal page set-up with 1" margin in all sides
of the paper.
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Adopting the general guidelines of the APA
(2010), include page header/running head at the
upper flush left of the paper using the insert
Page header/running head is the shortened
version of the title used in the study with 50
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WHAT IS EDUCATION 1
Pagination is at the upper right corner of the
paper after the page header.
Author’s name (byline): First Name/ Middle
Please do not include position (e.g. Teacher 1, Master
Institutional affiliation: School
School Year conducted
No picture is needed.
Headings and subheadings (Please see sample
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Predictors of Science Performance of Grade V Pupils
at Dońa Aurora H. Bueno Elementary School
Gertrudes P. Soliven
Dońa Aurora H. Bueno Elementary School
Dońa Aurora, Baguio City
School Year 2015-2016
Abstract (omit this part for proposal writing)
The purpose of the study was…. (not exceeding 200 words).
Keywords: maximum of 10 keywords
(Please do not write the word “Introduction”)
State the introduction immediately…
From last title line:
ENTER 2 TIMES
From last line: ENTER
From last line:
ENTER 3 TIMES
From last sentence of the
ENTER 2 TIMES
SCIENCE PERFORMANCE OF GRADE V PUPILS 1
Research Proposals shall be a maximum of
twenty (20) pages .
As author/s, use personal pronoun (I/we) or
third person when describing steps taken in
your study to avoid ambiguity (APA, 2010, p.
Do not impress by using linguistic devices that
may lead to confusion of readers.
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Operational terms should be integrated across the text of the
paper. No need to enumerate.
Citation: adopt the APA (2010, pp. 169-179). Click:
Referencing: adopt the APA (2010, pp. 180-224). Click :
SUMMARIZED CREDITING SOURCES
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Reflects the general emphasis of the research bearing all the
research variables. Usually maximum of 12 words.
Please do not use acronym.
If any, coined word/s is/are allowed but it should be defined as
contextualized in the study (e.g. as teaching technique, theory,
Format: Title case (centered, boldface, uppercase and
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Italized, single-spaced, Arial 11 font
Must not be more than 200 words
Contains the overview of the study.
State a brief introduction and gap/s or problem/s
identified in the study. Likewise, include the
summarized methodology and overall
findings/results of the study. More importantly,
indicate the major implications of the study and its
corresponding general recommendation.
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Set the tone of the paper by CLEARLY stating the
gap/s or problem/s being identified by substantiating
with theoretical implications and previous related
Communicate precisely the hypothesis/es and
significance of the action paper.
Statement of the problem may not necessarily be in
No need to label as “Introduction” (APA, 2010, p. 27).
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What to include:
Design of the study
Sampling, Procedures and Instrumentation
Statistical Treatment and Analysis of data
For purposes of checking/reviewing of proposal,
include the Conceptual Paradigm. Remove this part
in the final paper.
Disregard the introduction such as “This
section describes the methods used in the
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RESULTS/ FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
“Results” for qualitative and “Findings” for quantitative studies,
Summarize the results/findings of the study. Mention only relevant
Follow formatting of tables and figures of the APA
(2010, pp. 127-167). SAMPLE
Font: Times New Roman 11
To introduce the table or figure, do not use the words “below”, “in
page…”, and others. Simply state the table or figure number.
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Restates the findings/ results of the action research.
Presents implications of the study such in curriculum,
classroom management, teaching techniques and
strategies, learning environment, support services,
educational planning, and other educational concerns.
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Conceptualize the recommendation/s with sense of
relevance from the study. Propose only the sensible,
doable, realistic, and specific point of actions.
OFFSHOOT : INNOVATION (DIVISION FORMAT TO FOLLOW)
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Please choose peer-reviewed articles from refereed
Using Wikipedia is a no no!
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Please observe confidentiality. Use codes/pseudonyms to safeguard the identities of
Kindly follow the action research workflow.
Conduct your action research not for compliance sake but as your contribution to
sustain or elevate human dignity.
Remain objective. Never ever manipulate the data being gathered. Findings that are
non-significant under p-value are significant in its sense.
No plagiarism please! Craft an original output.
Believe in yourself! Go ahead, everyone can do research!
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Respect the writer/researcher at all times.
Constructive feedbacks promote esteem while sarcasm over the
paper possibly create ripple of discouragements to
writers/researchers and whole research environment.
Let us develop a positive sense of communal goal towards a
research-oriented educational practices and policies!
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