Available Online: 10 August 2021
Bullo, Marnel M.*
Cataingan National High School/SDO Masbate Province, Philippines (Marnel.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Labastida, Ronel T.
Serafin C. Rosero Memorial High School/SDO Masbate Province, Philippines (Ronellabastida0395@gmail.com)
Manlapas, Cherry C.
Panique National High School/SDO Masbate Province, Philippines (Cherry.email@example.com)
Conducting educational research has become one of the most challenging tasks to most of the teachers, especially because it has been an additional work to them. This study investigated the following questions: a. what is the demographic profile of teacher- researchers in Masbate Province Division? b. What are the challenges and difficulties experienced by teacher- researchers in the conduct of educational research? c. what are the learning and development undertakings received in relation to the conduct of educational research? and d. what solutions could be proposed to resolve challenges and difficulties encountered by teacher- researchers in the conduct of educational research? The study is descriptive in nature. Data were collected from the 50 teacher-researchers’ and were analyzed qualitatively. Results of the study revealed that most of respondents encountered challenges in conducting research like the lack of time, have anxieties in writing and conducting the study and perceived research as an additional burden on their part. Additionally, analyzing the quantitative and qualitative data in identifying the issues to be investigated has been a tough challenge to them as well. The good thing about it is that majority of the respondents have undertaken Division Trainings, Graduate studies, and LAC sessions as part of learning and development that helped them to come up with their researches. And so, the researchers of this study, have made an action plan to resolve the challenges and difficulties experienced by the teachers who conducted action research and will be used by the future teacher- researchers.
Keywords: challenges and difficulties, descriptive, educational research, teacher-researchers, Philippines
Cite this article:
Bullo, M. M., Labastida, R. T., & Manlapas, C. C. (2021). Challenges and difficulties encountered by teachers in the conduct of educational research: Basis for teachers’ enhancement program. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(13), 67-75. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a044