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STEM 11-Achelous

Submitted by:
Ford Filomeno

Bea Espeo
Peter Gelera
Lorraine Mora

Aisley Creo

Submitted to:

Ayelynne Duran
Practical Research 1
III. Methodology
This chapter shows how participants would most likely support the conclusion of

the study at the end. Respondents will come from a generalized target population that will

be in division to get a particular sample. Specific characteristics are disregarded for there

is no needed qualifications but the year of age before taking the survey, therefore

probability sampling is done from the selection of individuals of a population as

representatives of a population. These sample individuals will bring justification to the

methods of conducting proofs in device with the variable instruments used in gaining

reliable information.

Sampling Method:

20 teenagers aged 13-15

From the viewpoint of someone at the start of puberty, information will be

balanced. Teenagers aged 13-15, regardless of sexual preference, will be marked as

respondents to attain opinions in relation to events in their ages experience.

20 teenagers aged 16-18

To see how teenagers from 16-18 years old are active to the issues presented they

will be included as the respondents, as well. Their management of emotions towards what

drives their life are lacking, therefore, impulsively engaging in such acts as relationships.

Their consensus is needed to make the results holistic.

20 teenagers aged 19-21

Their perspective of the youth of today are gathered and identified as a tool for
comparison between different time scape of opinions from the previous participants. With

them as respondents, the perspective viewpoint of matured people and that of the younger

millennials may be shown and juxtaposed.

By grouping the respondents according to age brackets, the researchers will be

able to show and consider the different perspectives of each brackets respondents. Data

gathered from each bracket will be correlational with each other as it reflects not only the

mere data but the very nature of these data in a complementary way. Participants will

most likely be students and the clear embodiments of the millennials. Within Metro

Manila will these respondents come from because the research is focused on the urban.

This classifies as proportional stratified sampling with its respondent equal in numbers

under probability sampling as participants represent the whole population.

Data Gathering Method:

1. Observation

Through oral and optical examination, the researchers grasp the immediate

context of the problem. In this topic, observation, even by merely inspecting of the

teenagers the millennials engaging in these relationships is integral as the very data

collection. This may be done whenever possible and even extensive observation or

scrutinized will may be achieved in the most common places.

2. Survey Questionnaires
The survey would focus more on yes or no basis that will right after ask why the
participant chose the answer. This, therefore, will give an accurate analysis on the events

someone has encountered as he live the world in the shoes of the society.

These questions will statistically determine the number of millennials (in each

bracket) involved in romantic relationships and the relevance of the factors

predetermined by the researchers that may affect their decision in engagement into such

relationships. Results from this survey will only present statistical findings of the

millennials engaging into relationships. Backed up by the accompanying questions that

lead to the factors affecting the millennials, from this, the researchers may already

express clear findings that reflect the number of the people engaged and its causality with

the factors. However, it is still stiff and conclusions must not be formulated yet with these

alone, but must take into large consideration the answers during the interview as they will

justify and interpret the statistical findings obtained from this survey.

3. Interviews

Insights will only be expressed naturally and more relevant through personal

interviews. The same respondents for the above-mentioned method will be the ones in

this method, as well. Narrative powers of interviews justify the statistical findings of the

surveys in a subjective manner, giving the research the quality. Interviews may be

recorded on a camera or a sound recorder if respondents allow.

When a personal rapport has already been made between the interviewee and the

respondent/s, questions that are appropriate for the situations but are not included in the
following set may be asked to keep the interview genuine. Moments such as those affect
the effectivity of the interview and the authenticity of the answers. Though dichotomic,

these questions always call for the reason behind the yes or no answer.


1. Letters

Written letters (either handwritten or printed) impose a strong academia

expression to the institution where respondents are to be obtained. Above all, it makes the

researchers professional, and thus binds the institution and the researchers by

professionalism, making the academic transaction fruitful for the research.

2. Cameras

During interviews (and observations), video (and/or photo) recording would be

further effective and would put efficiency more than having none. This is if

respondents allow. A separate video presentation would be made to show the

camera's findings.

3. Sound Recorders

Even mobile phones can record sound and like the camera, this digital recording

would give stronger evidences to support the written findings of the interviews. Opinions

will be served in live interviews, making the thought fresh and not scripted by the


4. Survey Questionnaires
Respondents will be requested to answer a set of questions pertaining the topic of
relationships on a sheet of paper. Findings will be presented in a numerical and

statistical way though the nature of this research is qualitative. This, however, will not

be self-contradicting because the next data collection method will justify and speak

for this survey in a narrative thus qualitative way.

Yes No

Are you in a relationship right now?

Do you have a broken family?

Do you express yourself freely in the home?

Are you comfortable to talk to your parents/guardians

about relationship, sex, and marriage?

Is it legal with your parents/guardians if you engage in

such romantic relationships at this age?

Do your parents express concern for you in this aspect of

your life?

Do most of your friends have their


Do you feel obliged to have one?

Do you usually need someone whom you can talk and

express your feelings to?

Do you plan to marry?

5. Interviews

The following questions will be mere guidelines for the actual interview and must

not necessarily contain all of what will be asked only within it.

1. Are you in a relationship right now?

2. Are you happy with your current life?

3. State your life priorities.

4. Can you say that you belong to a broken family?

5. Is communication in the home open? Can you express yourself freely?

6. What is your situation in the home when it comes to life philosophies?

7. Is your family open when you talk about sex and relationship?

8. What type of community did you grow up in?

9. Are your friends in a romantic relationship right now?

10. Do/did they pressure you to have one?

11. Are/were you pressured to have one?

12. Do you feel that you must have one because your friends have?
13. In your opinion, will these relationships affect a millennial crucially in his later
life, or are these just actions normal during our pubescent age?

14. Why are you or are you not engaged in a romantic relationship as of this moment?

15. If you are, state your reasons why.

16. Do you plan to marry?

17. When do you plan to do so?

18. When do you supposed is the right age to do so?

6. Checklist for observation

The following are the reminders that must be obtained during the data collection

through observation:

a. The relationship of the respondent to his/her parent.

b. Does the social setting of a teenager affect the way he/she makes decision

in life?

c. Does the participant experience the lack/abundance attention given by

his/her environment? (By seeing if he/she has developed his/her self-


d. See if the respondent explains his/her opinion in a persuasive way (Not

easily influenced)

e. How they react on time by the questions asked (To base the

maturity/immaturity of the participant)

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