The Committee on Capability Building of the Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A -Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (HRDCR IV-A-PCHRD) headed by Dr. Rommel Salazar and supervised by Dr. Melchor Victor G. Frias, IV, Convenor of HRDCR IV-A, held the Health Research Writing Workshop using Mixed Method” last June 29 to July 01, 2016 at the Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay City. The activity was attended by thirty-four (34) researchers, health professionals and clinical trainees (residents) who are planning or conducting health research projects/studies using qualitative and mixed methods.


The workshop included lectures by Dr. Erlyn A. Sana and Dr. Melfor A. Atienza, full-time Professors at the National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions University of the Philippines Manila. Dr. Sana is a health professions educator, health social scientist, educational consultant, evaluator and researcher while Dr. Atienza has been named by UP Manila as its Most Outstanding Teacher twice, in 2006 and 2012, in recognition of her dedication to teaching and the various innovations she has used in her classes to improve her craft.


With the effective speakers and lively interactions, activities and topics became clear and easy to understand according to the participants. They were able to formulate relevant research questions and choose the appropriate method (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to use for their specific health problems and socio-cultural settings and apply theoretical concepts and models to specific research questions and infer their implications for methodology. The participants who were grouped according to their institutions were also able to develop research proposals.




Researches on science and health and other related fields are invited for presentation on the 2nd Multi-disciplinary Research Forum which will be held on December 11, 2015. The Research Presentation is open to all the member-institutions of the Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A (HRDCR IV-A).  Staff and faculty members of research institutes, medical and paramedical schools, hospitals and other health related agencies may submit entries to HRDCR IV-A on/or before November 12, 2015.  Submitted research project can be those studies funded by the Philippine National Health Research System (PCHRD-DOST; DOH; CHED and UP Manila); the member-institutions of HRDCR IV-A and/or other local and international funding institutions.  


The mechanics are as follows:


1. There will be a plenary session for the presentation of the qualified research projects.

2. Review and evaluation of all submitted entries will be facilitated by HRDCR IV-A. Technical review and evaluation will be composed of content and methodology experts.

3.A total of five (5) completed papers will be selected for presentation.  Qualified research projects will be selected based on the following set of criteria:

3.1    Technically and ethically sound;

3.2    Research results provided new ideas/knowledge.

3.3    The output, outcome and the impact of the study have relevant contribution to society and economy.

4. For the screening process, a copy of the completed paper including abstracts shall be submitted to HRDCR IV-A.  Please follow the format below:

4. 1. Font and Size: Times New Roman, 12 point

4. 2. Title Centered, bold, upper case

4. 3. Authors: centered, sentence case. Kindly indicate affiliation, address, and email address. The name of the presenting author should be underlined.

4. 4. Body of abstract: justified



NOTE: Notice of acceptance will be sent on November 18, 2015. Registration is FREE.


For further inquiries and submission of entries, you may contact Ms. Reinachell T. Dacdac, HRDCR IV-A Staff at (046) 481-8000 local 4000 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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