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Carlo Marasigan

B.S. Architecture 4x1

Jason Villa

October 9, 2014

CHAPTER 3

Research Design

Descriptive Research Design will be used to formulate the proper


procedures to appropriately make a solution toward the problem. As the
researchers need to obtain information concerning the current status of the
problem and to describe what exists with the respect to variables or
conditions in the situation.
The type of descriptive research that can likely be used is the
descriptive-status. By answering the question that most people ask about
social anxiety which is Is social anxiety even real? the researchers may be
able to prove it and give the condition the proper attention it needs
nowadays.

Research Subjects

The subjects that are to be studied are the people with SAD but has
not realized it but, as the subjects fare to not reveal their own weakness, the
research will be conducted on all people that may be observed in a random
time, place, and situation. The research will focus on identifying those that
may have SAD and by focusing their behavior. This is to identify what spaces
may be provided in the treatment facility that may help in treating SAD of
various kinds of people.
The research will be focused on the behaviors of people that pass
along a certain area, certain events, or certain condition that may be taken
notice by them. As the research fares to take in information from different
kinds of people, the researchers would be able to identify those with SAD and
those without. With that, the researchers may choose the spaces to be
included in the treatment facility in respect with the conditions of the people
with SAD.

Another subject would be those that are diagnosed with SAD as they
are the primary target for the treatment facility since they are the ones who
are already identified with SAD. The research would focus on identifying what
their normal actions and behaviors are on their daily lives. The information
gathered would be used to identify spaces that may be provided in the
treatment facility.
An observation of daily activities and interview to the said subject
would be conducted in order to gain information from people that are
experiencing SAD. This would help in selecting spaces for the treatment
facility in creating an environment fitted for the subjects.

Research Instruments

To gather the information needed for the research, multiple ways of getting
these sources are to be conducted in order to gather the said information.

Primary sources
A. Behavioral Observation
The study of social anxiety requires the study of the behavioral
aspects of a human person. Since social anxiety is a disorder that
describes a person who has fear of social interactions, an in-depth
analysis is required to show the behavior of a person with SAD.
The observation will be conducted to the person with SAD and
will give the researchers the information that will benefit the study and
affect the overall design study with the behavioral aspects of a person
on the required spaces of architectural means for the institution.

B. Mailed Questionnaires
Mailed questionnaires shall be sent to important professional
people to acquire information regarding the background of SAD and
information on how to deal with it. The respondent will be the chief of
MakatiMed section of Psychiatry that is outside Davao City.

C. Direct Interview
Direct Interviews with professional will be conducted to gather
information and first hand recommendations regarding the needed
understanding and conclusion of the study.
Experts on social anxiety disorder and many other psychiatric
disorders will be interviewed to gain information and suggestions on
how to deal with SAD patients.
Architects specializing in institutes and engineers will be
interviewed to gain professional insight regarding the planning and
construction of the Institute.

Secondary Sources
A. Books
Books, including reference books such as dictionaries and
encyclopedias will be utilized to gather related literatures on the
ideologies of having the actual information and standards of providing
spaces for the treatment facility.

B. Websites
Websites may be updated with new information that involves the
latest innovations and new activities that may involve the actual
process of helping people with SAD. In addition, some written
information that are not found in books that still concerns the study
may also be accessed through the internet.

Data Gathering Procedures


A. Direct Interview
A.1.

Interview Regarding Social Anxiety Disorder and other

psychiatric disorders that are present in Davao


An interview with previous PAP Board of Director Dr. Gail TanIlagan and is a professor in Ateneo De Davao University, will be
conducted.

In

this

interview,

the

proponent

will

obtain

basic

information of how the Philippines is dealing with social anxiety


disorder and other psychiatric disorders, and on how to deal with them
while also asking of a way how architecture may involve itself with
treating patients with SAD.

A.2.

Architects specializing in institutes and engineers will be

interviewed to gain professional insight regarding the planning and


construction of the Institute.
An interview with Arch. Renato Basa, a professor in Ateneo De
Davao University, will be conducted as he was the one who designed
the San Pedro Hospital in Davao City. The interview will give
information on how to create a treatment facility environment that is
suitable for patients with SAD.

B. Mailed Questionnaires

B.1.

An

e-mailed

questionnaire

is

sent

to

mmc@makatimed.net.ph which is the Makati Medical Center. The


questionnaire will be focused on interviewing the MakatiMeds chief in
the section of Psychiatry, Dr. Edgardo Juan Tolentino and will gather
information on the current condition of the Philippines in dealing with
Social Anxiety Disorder.

C. Behavioral Observation
Observations and inspections will be conducted on different
dates on different areas on Davao City. Areas with large sums of people
and where social interaction is needed are the areas that this study will
be visiting.

Abreeza Mall and Gaisano Mall of Davao will be visited in which


case, people who visit through areas around the mall will be observed
for their behavioral actions being around people.

Peoples Park of Davao and Ramon Magsaysay Park will also be


visited in the same case. People will be observed in how they behave
around people they need to have social interaction with.

D. Review of Related Literature


Websites and Books shall be utilized by the researchers to
gather documents regarding typography, history, treatments, and
culture.

For

typography,

researchers

will

acquire

images

and

information that incorporate different concepts and ideas like graphic


designs and building codes. For history, researchers will acquire
information on the disorder of how it was viewed and dealt with. For
treatments, researchers will acquire information on how the disorder is
treated in numerous ways, how the treatment goes, and how long the
treatment last to different types of people. For culture, topics relating
to how Filipino people act around foreigners and people that they do
now know will be focused on to further take information of how social
anxiety may be involved.

Directory of experts

Directory of organizations

Dr. Edgardo Juan Tolentino


Chief of section of Psychiatry
Makita Medical Center
Makati, Metro Manila

Dr. Gail Tan-Ilagan


Professor
Ateneo De Davao University
Roxas St. Davao City

Arch. Renato Basa


Professor
Ateneo De Davao University
Roxas St. Davao City