ACTION RESEARCH ACROSS SETTINGS
In the morning session, general inputs on action research will be given in plenary format to all participants who are interested in conducting action research in their respective settings.
The whole group will go through a series of small-group workshops designed by the facilitator to help them identify actual action research topics of interest, to formulate research questions, and to outline data-gathering and data-analysis strategies that may be used to obtain the answers to their research questions. In the afternoon sessions, there will be 3 breakout sessions, one for participants from the industrial/organizational setting, a 2nd one for the participants from the clinical/counseling setting, and a 3rd one for the participants from the educational setting. In each of the breakout sessions, the participants will prepare poster presentation materials to showcase their morning session's outputs. The participants will comment on each other's small-group outputs following a round-robin structure for feedback-giving during the poster presentations.
The poster presentations will be rated by all the participants, using the Nominal Group Technique (NGT), to be explained by the facilitator, to identify the top 3 action research plans (one for each of the breakout sessions).
The participants will then be convened for a plenary session, where the top 3 action research plans will be presented to all the participants for the facilitator's further comment and feedback.
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|MA. ANGELES G. LAPENA, RPsy, RGC|
Maria Angeles Lapena taught at the De La Salle University, where she headed the DLSU College of Liberal Arts' Laboratoryo ng Pananaliksik sa Sikolohiya (1997-May 2004) and was the Chair of the Psychology Department (1994-1996 and 2007-2009) and the Behavioral Sciences Department (1986-1990). Before teaching at DLSU, she was connected with the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and also taught at the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines.
The academe has been Prof. Lapena's base, which she joined after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (cum laude) at the University of the Philippines. She also holds a masteral degree in psychology from the State University and is in the final phase of course work towards her doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology at the De La Salle University. Her field of expertise is in psychometrics and social science methodologies, and her name is linked with the Panukat ng Ugali at Pagkatao, a Filipino personality test developed by a team of psychologists led by the late Dr. Virgilio G. Enriquez, and the Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino, a national organization of Filipino social scientists.
At present, she serves on the boards of the Philippine Psychology Research & Training House (PPRTH), QSense, Performance Solutions Advocates, and SOS Children's Villages Philippines. She is also the immediate past president of the Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino. Prof. Lapena has a number of published (and unpublished) work and is a frequent speaker on her fields of expertise: survey research, training and evaluation, evaluation research, Filipino personality research and assessment, cognitive and affective test development, social science research methodologies, and test construction.