Health consortium conducts basic course on Research
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Health Research Development Consortium (CRHRDC) conducted a three-day training-workshop on Basic Research Methods (Phase 1) last May 8-10, 2019 at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City.
This course provided an opportunity for participants to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language and concepts, ethics, and approaches. The course introduced the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically develop health research proposal relevant to their field or interests.
Dr. Erlinda Palaganas, Regional Coordinator of CRHRDC, Dr. Sheila Marie Esther Villanueva (Chair, Capacity Building Committee) and Dr. John Domantay (Co-Chair, CBC) served as trainers and mentors to more than 30 health researchers from the different CRHRDC member agencies.
The workshop generated thirteen (13) concept papers which are still to be further developed into full-blown proposals. This year, it is expected that the training would help make more approved health research proposals in the region, based on the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) and National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).
Consortium Director Maria Rowena Madarang encouraged the participants to submit their research proposals for possible funding under the Regional Research Fund (RRF) Initiative project of Philippines Council for Health and Development and the Department of Health.
The sequel (Phase 2) will be conducted on June 13-14, 2019 to follow up the proposals and tackle the data methodology, data analysis, and administrative guidelines that should be considered by the researchers in the preparation of their proposals for funding.