II. Methods and Procedure A.

RESEARCH DESIGN The design of the study is Qualitative Phenomenological about the experiences of parents using corporal punishment in disciplining their children. Qualitative research will be selected because it discovers multiple realities of parent’s perception. Qualitative phenomenology begins through the narration of participants about an experience of either a shared single incident or shared condition in order to investigate the effects and perceptions of the experience. The phenomenological method interprets the experience or fact, by listening to the different stories of the participants. The method examines the phenomena through the subjective eyes of the participants. Phenomenology is focused on the subjectivity of reality continually pointing out the need to understand how humans view themselves and the world around them B. SETTING The study will be conducted at Baguio City, because it is a melting pot of diverse cultures. It will be convenient and practical since it was easier on the researcher’s part to communicate, extract information, validate and reassess gathered data when meeting the saturation point. The selection of informants will start at Trancoville, Baguio City because it is a barangay where people from different cultures reside due to affordable housing and easy access to the business center. These characteristics will enable variety of results in the study.

C. PARTICIPANTS Participants will include parents with children ages 3-10 years old, the family should be settling in Baguio City. Parents are presently using corporal punishment as a discipline strategy to their own child, and the parent/s was willing to be part of the study. D. DATA GATHERING TOOL Informants will be interviewed inside their own house or a preferred meeting place. The materials that will be used in gathering data are the following: video or tape recorder depending on the preference and convenience of the informant, paper & pen if both the video and tape recorder are not preferred and a prepared structured general question. The structured general question was, “How do you discipline you child?”

Three researchers will be assigned to interview one informant. One will concentrate on observing non-verbal cues, one will interview and the third researcher’s role will to contact the informant when and where the interview took place at the same time he/she wrote the interaction when both the tape recorder and video was not preferred.

allowing flexibility of interview. Researchers will be divided into four batches. the researchers will do a courtesy call to the barangay captain. Initially. ethical issues shall be address if the study requires the participation of human informants. autonomy and how ethical considerations will be observed. chronogically challenged. The contract contained the right to privacy. Interview will proceed until the saturation point will be met. Among the significant ethical issues that will be considered in the research process includes consent and confidentiality. Informants will be given time to respond to the questions. E. There are no biases and prejudices because the researcher’s interview any referral that meets the criteria. Therapeutic communication will also be applied. This is a fair tool because the researchers did not know and did not choose who will compose the set of informants. DATA GATHERING PROCEDURE Initially. After that. if they want to be part of the study. Any informant who was pregnant. The study’s first informant will be picked randomly who meets the inclusion criteria and not blood related to any of the researchers. They would introduce themselves. without manipulation or force. According to the Nuremburg Code. Saturation point means that the answers of informants are one and the same and no new information is found. The first informant will refer one or more parent who meets the inclusion criteria.The interview will start with the use of the structured question. Pseudo names will be used to refer to the informants. Data gathering will be utilized thru snowball purposive sampling. Upon approval. The right to autonomy was observed by letting the informant decide. the informant will also decide where and when the interview will took place and lastly. This will help bring out the multiple faces of reality while at the same time will allow the researchers to develop appropriate questions. Then unstructured questions will be used to gather data which are not prearranged. upon approval of participation. The right to privacy will be observed thru confidentiality by not publishing the informant’s names or personal information in the research. The consideration of these ethical issues was necessary for the purpose of ensuring the privacy as well as the safety of the informants. the data gathering device that will used was based on their choice. the first group of researchers will proceed to an identified first informant who meets inclusion criteria. she will be the landlady of one of the researchers. the researchers will knock on the residential door. The informant will be presented researcher contract. what school they come from and what was their purpose. each with assigned informants. . the researchers made a request letter to the barangay captain of Trancoville. chronically ill.

DATA GATHERING MANAGEMENT G. their roles and their rights as informants. Upon decision. content of contract and who were the audience of the study.belonging to minority groups and mentally ill were among the identified vulnerable groups. purpose of the study. the researchers thanked the informant for sharing and cooperating to the said interview and leaved. Before securing the consent from selected informants. Ethical issues will be strictly observed in these groups. By explaining these important details. the informants signed the contract. the researchers relayed all important details about the study. After gathering data. the informants were able to understand the study. Data gathering proceeded thru multiple interviews. ESTABLISHING TRUSTWORTHINESS . The informants decided if they wanted to be part of the study. F. These included how the study was carried.

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