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Introduction Definition of research Benefits of doing research The Research and Development process Philippine Research agencies Problems related to Research Nature/characteristics of Research Purpose of Research in Veterinary Medicine How to craft a research acceptable to the scientific community? Types of research in Veterinary Medicine Basic Planning of Research in Veterinary Medicine Types of research designs and sampling methods and their applications Sources and methods of data collection Planning Research Design Preparation of a Research Proposal Writing a Research Proposal Evaluation of a Research Proposal Writing a Thesis Outline Writing a Thesis Manuscript Writing a Scientific Paper Evaluation of a Scientific Paper Types of Research Publications Laws Governing Research

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Introduction
The progress of any nation depends on several pillars. One such essential support column is the pillar of science and technology. National advancement depends on science and technology. The latter relies heavily on science which in turn expands depending on the quality and quantity of generated research. Can you name at least five famous Filipino scientists and briefly describe their contribution to Philippine development: 1. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Definition of research
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The s_________________ investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford University Press, 2010)

2. In the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes any gathering of d____, information and facts for the advancement of knowledge (Shuttleworth, 2008). 3. Research is a systematic, objective and comprehensive investigation of certain phenomenon which involves accurate gathering and recording and critical a__________ and interpretation of all facts about the phenomenon for theoretical or practical ends (Ardales, 2008). 4. A scientific investigation to discover new knowledge and to test this knowledge (Sanchez, 1989)

Based on the definitions given above, identify the activities that must accompany research: 1. _________________________________ 2. _________________________________ 3. _________________________________ 4. _________________________________

How to pronounce the word research? British English = applies stress on the second syllable, -search. US English= applies stress on the first syllable, re. (Oxford University Press, 2010)

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Benefits of doing research


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. It hones your reading and communication skills (both writing and speaking) It challenges your c_____________-thinking skills. It launches your career as a sp___________ in your chosen topic. It enlarges your social n____________ in the scientific community and animal industry. If you do group research, you learn to work as a team-player. It makes you wise in valuing s________________ literatures. It qualifies you to speak in professional conferences or publish in scientific journals. It gives you the edge for promotion, winning an award or gaining professional recognition. 9. It prepares you for g______________ education or scholarship programs.

The Research and Development process

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Philippine Research agencies


1. B__________ of Agricultural Research (BAR)- one of the staff bureaus of the Department of Agriculture. According to its website, BAR is committed to consolidate, strengthen, and develop the agriculture and fisheries R&D system for the purpose of improving its effectiveness and efficiency by ensuring customer satisfaction and continuous improvement through work excellence, teamwork and networking, accountability and innovation 2. Philippine Council for Agriculture, A_________ and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)- one of the three sectoral planning councils under DOST. It targets the development of research and development (R&D) in the agriculture, forestry, aquatic, and natural resources sectors. 3. Philippine Council for H________ Research and Development (PCHRD)- one of the three sectoral planning councils under DOST. PCHRD focuses on health research in the Philippines. 4. Commission on H__________ Education (CHED)- an attached agency to the Office of the President. It assists the President in formulating plans, policies and strategies relating to tertiary and graduate education. Aside from encouraging qualified Filipinos to pursue higher education, the agency offers financial support to professionals undertaking research studies.

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Problems related to Research


1. Low research inv______________ of college teachers 2. Research motive disconnected to the true intent of research 3. Researches irrelevant to industry needs 4. Low motivation due to weak support from private and government sectors 5. Poor research pr_____________ 6. Mi________________ of competent researchers to other countries

Nature/characteristics of Research
1. Unbiased 2. Carefully p_____________ 3. Evidence-based 4. Correct me_________________ and description 5. Accurate documentation 6. Seeks to find answers to identified pr_______________ 7. Demands competence and per_______________ 8. Incre____________

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Purpose of Research in Veterinary Medicine


1. Discover better ways to increase animal productivity in order to cope up with the increasing demand for food from animal origin. 2. Generate information regarding the biological and ecological processes affecting animals and its pathogens. 3. Pinpoint the best spot in the ch________ of infection model to control an important animal disease problem. 4. Develop drugs and vaccines for animal disease prevention or treatment. 5. Design tools to qualify and quantify animal health and production. 6. Produce information to support development and implementation of p_________ especially those related to public health

How to craft a research acceptable to the scientific community?


According to Estrella & Veneranda (2011), a high quality research possesses the following features: 1. Well p____________ 2. Well performed 3. St______________ applied correctly 4. Results interpreted by a co_____________ person

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