Self-Directing Researcher - for Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation
The Self-Directing Researcher is a 4-book Researcher’s Guide Series is addressed to students belonging to three academic levels and one to research mentors across levels. The purpose of the series is to guide potential readers on how to approach research from an outcomes-impacts orientation and carry it out in a self-directing manner. With the guidance provided, students can find opportunities to engage and direct themselves successfully through - proposal planning, writing stage, implementation, and completion stage.
Although students are encouraged to use Self-Directing Researcher in ways, they see fit, the series is meant to accomplish two main goals.
1. First, is to help students take responsibility for their research rather than fault the quality of mentoring provided or not provided. It encourages them to assert
their independence and autonomy in pursuit of original ideas.
2. Second, is to turn students away from ‘inputs-outputs’ research orientation to an ‘outcomes-impacts’ one by looking beyond pursuit of research ‘in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the diploma’, publication, salary increase, or promotion.
Embracing outcomes-impacts orientation leads students to engage in meaningful research with a predisposition and determination to harness the power of evidence and develop ideas to confront our human and societal challenges, take inventive steps, find solutions, open new possibilities, and create change. Research mentors, new or experienced, will find essential guideposts and powerful insights in mentoring Self-Directing Researchers appropriately and effectively.
About the Author: Prof. Dr. Elias M. Sampa is a dynamic international speaker and trainer, a professor of research, a publication blind critique and author. He has over fifteen years of research experience covering everything from conducting research needs assessment, research designing, and delivering research capacity building trainings for faculty across the education spectrum. He has also conducted numerous professional trainings in other aspects of educational management and leadership such as faculty capacity building, curriculum designing, instructional designing, syllabus writing, criterion defined formative and summative assessments designing, Outcomes Based Education (OBE), outcomes and impact assessment of education programs with various universities and schools in the Philippines and abroad. He has supervised and mentored MBA project paper writing for Bradford University School of Management, UK. He has similarly worked with students from Philippines and around the globe on the doctorate degree level, master’s degree level, undergraduate degree levels and high school level. He is a registered author with the Philippine tional Book Development Board (NBDB) and has authored and coauthored several textbooks and professional books in the fields of research methods,
education, and social sciences.
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
Author: Elias M. Sampa
- ISBN-13: 9781636404752
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 Inches
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