Available Online: 11 November 2020
The primary objective of this study is to examine the perceptions of the students regarding the implementation of the IMRaD (Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion) structure approach and its implications on the research writing process. This study used the sequential mixed method design in examining the implementation of the IMRaD format and its implications among Grade 12 senior high school students of the Humanities and Social Sciences strand, conducted at Espiritu Santo Parochial School of Manila, Inc. school year 2019-2020. The developed instrument was reliable using Cronbach’s alpha at .926. The data were analyzed by applying descriptive and inferential statistics such as the frequency, weighted mean, average, standard deviation, and independent-sample t-test. The results showed that the students strongly agree in which the approach helped them in terms of the teaching and learning approach, learning tasks, research format writing process, and course outcomes, and interpreted the approach as very effective. The result also showed that there is a significant difference in the grades of students in research courses during the implementation of the IMRaD structure approach. There are implications in terms of the advantages and disadvantages ranging from learning approach, learning process and tasks, content and format, and course outcomes. In general, the IMRaD structure approach will help the students to the vast nature of the research writing process as it is more convenient than the traditional Germanic format research writing method.
Keywords: approach; effects; learning process; research format; research writing method
Cite this article:
Tabuena, A. C. (2020). Students’ perception in the implementation of the IMRaD structure approach and its implications on the research writing process. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(7), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5913