JB Faculty and staff researchers participate in the 2022-2023 Research Capability Enhancement Webinar and Writeshop

“Don’t just give them wings; teach them the tricks of how to use them well so, like you, they can spread their wings and fly.” —-Dr. Emeliza T. Estimo, Research Coordinator, JBLCF-Bacolod

On August 9-10, 2022, a Research Capability Enhancement Webinar-Writeshop was hosted by JBLCF-Bacolod for the faculty and staff identified to do research for the school year 2022-2023. The first part of the activity was a webinar held on the morning of August 9, which was graced by the wisdom of two of the best research leaders in the city, Dr. Dean DV Madrigal, Dean of the Recoleto de Bacolod Graduate School of UNO-R, and Dr. Carmen Castro Menes, Head of the Research Office of LCC-Bacolod. They shared their personal journeys in research and publication and inspired the participants to explore opportunities to be internationally acclaimed as published researchers. Miss Irene C. Mamon, faculty of the College of Maritime Education and an active member of the Unit Research Committee, served as the MC of this virtual activity.

The second part of the activity continued in the afternoon of Day 1 thru a face-to-face writing session with the researchers. The primary purpose of this initiative was to guide the participants through the actual writing process while keeping tabs on fine points to develop publishable quality papers. Dr. Emeliza T. Estimo, the Research Coordinator of JBLCF-Bacolod, started the session by mentoring the researchers on how to write the INTRODUCTION.

We were also grateful for the professional assistance shared by Dr. Sylvino V. Tupas, our in-house research consultant, mentor, and expert in Statistics, who served as mentor-facilitator for the writing of the METHODOLOGY.

Day 2 continued with Dr. Elisa V. Garcia, who trained the researchers on the proper way of referencing and citing sources. She also introduced Zotero as one of the reference management tools which could help the researchers organize their research sources.

The two-day activity was participated by various researchers from the College of Maritime Education, College of Business and Education, and some administrative staff. The said event successfully ended with the presentation and critiquing of one of the model outputs authored by Mr. Rogie Padernal, a Mathematics instructor at the College of Business and Education. Kudos and thank you to all our participants for their cooperation which contributed to the activity’s success.