Research Agenda 2017 – 2022

Based on the evaluation of UM’s Sustainable Development Agenda Framework (2012-2017) and aligned with the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) of t the DOST and the research priority clusters of the National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA), UM shall focus on the following interdisciplinary research themes for the next five years.

Department of Accounting Education

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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ACCOUNITNG INFORMATION SYSTEM

Database Application and Theory

Business Tools (financial, non-financial)

Accounting Software

Current issues in accounting and finance using various online databases

 

 

 

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ETHICS IN ACCOUNTING

Accounting Laws

Professional Code of Ethics

Professional Licensure and Certifications

Good Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Social Responsibility

Risk Management

Application of accounting or finance theory to appropriate data

Reporting issues including both financial and tax accounting cases.

 Ethics in Accounting

Standard legal research study on tax policy and tax applications.

 

 

 

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ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT

Financial Accounting and Reporting

Cost Accounting and Management

Management Accounting

Auditing

Accounting and Control

Taxation

Financial Management

Financial Markets

Practices of accounting firms

Department of Arts and Sciences Education

PSYCHOLOGY

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

Developmental Psychology

Theories of Personality

Physiological/Biological Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Social Psychology

Industrial/ Organizational/ Cultural Psychology

Disaster and Mental Health

Education Psychology

Psychology of Language

Health Psychology

Gender and Sexuality Perception

Environmental Psychology

Ethics in Psychology

Marketing Psychology

Psychology for Exception Children

Community Health Psychology

Ethics in Psychology

Assessment in Psychology

Mental Health

Gender and Psychology

Development Needs

Children’s Needs

 

Department of Arts and Sciences Education

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

1

LINGUISITIC AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR

Double Talk, Euphemisms, and Professional Jargon

Language and Advertising

Language and Community

Language and Culture

Language and Gender

Language and Literacy

Language and Power

Language and Sexism

Language and the Media

Language of Politics

Language and Technology

Offensive Language and Free Speech

Standard and Non-Standard English

Interpreting messages embedded in the literary texts/CDA/DA

Investigating the approaches/strategies in teaching linguistically diverse learners

Language Variation, Sexism, and Genderlect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilingualism

Language Disorders

Philosophy of Language

Phonology

Semantics

Language and Dialect

Linguistics

Grammar and Word Use

Language Acquisition

Written Language

Exploration on the Second Language Acquisition

Analyzing literary texts using different literary criticism approaches

Perspectives on language literacy, preservation, culture, and language policies

Department of Business Administration

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Governance and Social Responsibility

Administrative and Office Management

Labor Law and Legislation

Recruitment and Selection

Training and Development

Compensation Administration

Labor Relations and Negotiations

Organizational Development

Leadership

Employee attitudes, work ethics and values, job satisfaction, motivation, emotional quotient, organizational behavior, organizational culture

  

 

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MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Professional Salesmanship

Marketing Research

Marketing Management

Distribution Management

Advertising

Product Management

Retail Management

Pricing Strategy

Customer service, loyalty, buying behavior and customer satisfaction

Impact of advertising, brand image, company image and brand loyalty

 

 

 

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial Management

Financial Analysis and Reporting

Banking and Financial Institutions

Monetary Policy and Central Banking

Investment and Portfolio Management

Credit and Collection

Capital Market

Effect of financial literacy, savings behavior, credit/ investment attitudes

Capital management, revenue/credit management, and business performance

Capital budgeting among micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Department of Criminal Justice Education

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

Criminology as Social Science

Criminology and Public Policy

Crimes

Criminal Justice System

Feminist Criminology

Cyber Crime

Critical Criminology

Criminology and Crime Prevention

Experimental Criminology

Crime prevention and scientific crime investigation

Awareness, Acceptance and Evaluation of the Laws, Ordinances, RAs and Projects

Juvenile Delinquency

Adolescent Anti- Social Behavior and Rehabilitation

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victimization

Guns and Crime

Intelligence and Crime

Citizenship and Crime

Aggression and Crime

Education and Crime

Religion and Crime

Mental Illness and Crime

Immigration and Crime

Employment and Crime

Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Law enforcement and public safety

Forensic science

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness of the Communities

Correctional administration

 

 

 

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THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classical Criminology

Convict Criminology

Cultural Criminology

Psychological Theories of Crime

Routine Activities Theory

Social Learning Theory

Social Disorganization Theory

Social Control Theory

Criminal Law and Criminology

Department of Engineering Education

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

1

POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING

Renewable Energy Sources

Automation

Control Systems

Energy Efficiency

  

 

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

Application Development

IT Solutions

RF and Microwave Systems

Wireless Communication Systems

Antenna Systems

Signal Processing

Professional Issues in Information System

Infrastructure and Network Technologies

Enterprise Architectures

Project Management

Information Technology Fundamentals

Human Computer Interaction

Information Assurance and Security

Information Management

Integrative Programming and Technologies

Networking , Internet and Internal Protocols

Platform Technologies

Systems Administration Maintenance

Systems Integration and Architecture

Web Systems and Technologies

Computer System

Department of Teacher Education

GENERALIST

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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ETHICS

 

Principles of Ethical Behavior (person, society, environment, and other resources)

Concepts of Ethics

Moral Agent

The Act

Frameworks and Principles behind Moral Disposition Frameworks

Ethics through Thick and Thin

Ethics and Religion

Moral Acts and Dilemmas

Moral Behavior

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

 

 

 

 

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SCIENCE , TECHOLOGY AND SOCIETY

 

 

Science and Technology

Cultural Relativism

Filipino Way

Universal Values

Moral Development

Character Development

Feelings and Reasons

Reasoning Model

Moral Theories

Social

Cultural

Political

Economic

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

  

 

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ART APPRECIATION

Art History

Art Appreciation, creativity, imagination and expression

Assumptions of Art

Visual Arts

Field

Performance Art

Poetry-Performance

Applied Arts

Literary

Functions of Art

Philosophy of Art

Artists and Artisans

Medium Technique Approach

Elements of Art

Art/ Performance

Principles of Design

Music

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

  

 

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CONTEMPORARY WORLD

Global Warming and Climate Change

Water Contamination and shortage

Violence and Conflict Resolution

Corruption in Governance System

Technology

Poverty

Terrorism

War against Child Abuse and Marriages

Food Insecurity

Unemployment

Promotion of Ethnic and Racial Equality

Freedom of Religion

Exploration of Space

Migration and Urban Population

Wild Animals Endangered Species

Substance Abuse

Pollution

Health Issues

Social Classes

Basic Human Rights

Energy Development

Human Resource Development

Education

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHILIPPINE HISTORY

Philippine History

Individual

Group/ Society/ Community

Place/ Venue

Political System/ Agenda

Political Philosophy/ Beliefs/ Values/ Guide

Governance System

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

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UNDERSTANDING THE SELF

Nature of Identity

Self Identity

Understanding the Self

Personality Psychology

Self Concept of Individuals

Theory in Psychology

Sociology

Anthropology

Physical Self

Sexual Self

Material/ Economic Self

Spiritual Self

Political Self

Digital Self

 Approaches in the teaching learning process in local, national and global context

 Application of varied learning strategies for young learners

 Influences present in the young learner’s environment

 Devising Assessment tools for Elementary learners

 Psycho-social development of the young learners

 

Department of Teacher Education

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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BIOLOGY

General Biology

Moraphoanatomy

Physiology

Systematic Biology

Developmental Biology

Genetics

Ecology

Microbiology

Cell and Molecular Biology

Experimental approaches on medicinal properties of plants (pure bio)

 Innovations of scientific approaches in teaching Bioscience

Scientific Assessments/Surveys

 Strategies in laboratory teaching

Ecological observations

 

Department of Teacher Education

ENGLISH

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

 

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LINGUISITIC AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR

 

 

Double Talk, Euphemisms, and Professional Jargon

Language and Advertising

Language and Community

Language and Culture

Language and Gender

Language and Literacy

Language and Power

Language and Sexism

Language and the Media

Language of Politics

Language and Technology

Offensive Language and Free Speech

Standard and Non-Standard English

Topics of different areas in Applied Linguistics (Morphological-syntactic analysis, Language Variation)

Language use in classroom context

Structural Analysis of words, phrases, and sentences

Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)/ Discourse Analysis (DA) of varied linguistic phenomena

Language and Literature teaching in the discipline

Literary Analysis with application of Stylistics

Literary Criticism of different genres in cross cultural literatures

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT

Bilingualism

Language Disorders

Philosophy of Language

Phonology

Semantics

Language and Dialect

Linguistics

Grammar and Word Use

Language Acquisition

Written Language

Topics of different areas in Applied Linguistics (Morphological-syntactic analysis, Language Variation)

Language use in classroom context

Structural Analysis of words, phrases, and sentences

Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)/ Discourse Analysis (DA) of varied linguistic phenomena

Language and Literature teaching in the discipline

Literary Analysis with application of Stylistics

Literary Criticism of different genres in cross cultural literatures

 

Department of Teacher Education

MATHEMATICS

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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MATHEMATICS

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Fundamental of Computing

Statistical Theory

Theory of Interest

Calculus

Algebra

Geometry

Mathematical Modeling

Elementary Number Theory

Probability

Application of Advanced Statistical tools for descriptive researches

Exploring Mathematics in classroom context

Experimental teaching strategies in Mathematics

Difficulties in learning Mathematics

Behavioral and Cognitive implications of learning Mathematics

 

Department of Teacher Education

SOCIAL STUDIES

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles

Teaching Profession

Teacher and Community

School Culture

Organizational Leadership

Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education

Facilitating Learner-Centered Teaching

Assessment of Learning

Technology for Teaching and Learning

Teacher and School Curriculum

Field Study

Exploring different social issues/crises/phenomena in local, national and global context, Political issues in multiple perspectives

Human Behavior in the society

Indigenous culture and history

Biographical narratives of influential people in the society in cross cultural setting

 

Department of Teacher Education

FILIPINO

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

1

FILIPINO

Pag-aaral ng Wika

Linggwistika

Filipino sa Kurikulum ng Batayang Edukasyon

Estruktura ng Wikang Filipino

Uganayan ng Wika, Kultura at Lipunan

Ebalwasyon ng Kagamitang Panturo

Pagsasalin at Pamamahayag

Barayti at Baryasyon ng Wika

Mga Natatanging Diskurso sa Wika at Panitikan

Panitikan ng Rehiyon

Kulturang Popular

Sanaysay at Talumpati

Panunuring Pampanitikan

Maikling Kuwento at Nobelang Filipino

Panulaang at Dulaang Fili[ino

Iba’t ibang prinsipyo, metodo at estratehiya sa pagtuturo ng wika at panitikan

Barayti at baryasyon ng wikang Filipino

Pangkabatiran at beheybyural na debelopment ng mag-aaral

Estruktura ng wikang Filipino at pagtuturo nito bilang pangalawang wika

 Panunuring pampanitikan

 Pagbibigay-halaga sa mga natatanging panitikang rehiyunal

 

Department of Teacher Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity

Applied Motor Control and Learning of Exercise, Sports and Dance

Individual and Dual Sports

Movement Education

Teaching Profession

Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles

Swimming and Aquatics

Emergency Preparedness and Safety Management

Philippine Traditional Games and Sports

Coordinated School Health Program

Personal, Community and Environmental health

Curriculum and Assessment for Physical Education and Health Education

Assessment in Learning

Engagement in sports development

Exploration on the effect of physical engagement towards learners’ academic achievement

Coach athlete relationship

Impediments on the sports engagement

Modern approaches and strategies in the teaching of Physical Education

Inclusive Education in the context of Physical Education

 

Hospitality/Tourism Management

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

1

NATURED-BASED TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Operations/ Destination Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer Behavior

Impact Assessment

Human Resource Development

Planning and Development

Social Enterprise

  

 

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CULTURAL TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Consumer Behavior

Impact Assessment

Human Resource Development

Planning and Development

  

 

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LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Operations/ Destination Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer Behavior

Convention Industry Management

Impact Assessment

Planning and Development

 

 

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EDUCATION TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Service Quality Management

Strategies Education

Impact Assessment

Planning and Development

  

 

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SUN AND BEACH TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Operations/ Destination Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer behavior

Impact Assessment

Human Resource Development

  

 

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HEALTH, WELLNESS AND RETIREMENT TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer Behavior

Human Resource Development

Social Enterprise

  

 

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DRIVING AND MARINE SPORTS TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Operations/ Destination Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Impact Assessment

Social Enterprise

 

  

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MICE Tourism

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Operations/ Destinations Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer Behavior

Convention Industry Management

Human Resource Development

Planning and Development

Social Enterprise

  

 

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AGRITORUISM

Marketing Development and  Competitiveness

Operations/ Destination Management

Service Quality Management

Strategies and Education

Consumer Behavior

Impact Assessment

Human Resource Development

Planning and Development

Social Enterprise

  

 

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GASTRO-TOURISM

Marketing Development and Competitiveness

Consumer Behavior

Planning and Development

Computer Science/Information Technology (CS/IT)

Research Agenda

Specific Topic

1

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Fundamentals of Programming

Data Structures and Algorithms

Information Management

Applications Development and Technologies

Information Assurance and Security

Human Computer Interaction

Networks and Communication

Operating Systems

Computer Science principles and software applications

Multimedia System and Network Design

 

 

 

 

 

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INFORMATION SYSTEM

Data Structures and algorithms

Information Management

Application Development and Emerging Technologies

Fundamentals of Information Systems

Systems Analysis and Design

Enterprise Architecture

Software development involving algorithm-based research

Implementation and Server Farm Configuration Management

Research Agenda 2012 – 2017

The University Research Program is guided by “The Sustainable Development Agenda Framework” that encompasses the following areas:

Sustainable economy area focuses on research related to eco-friendly enterprise development and business practices.

Sustainable industries and technology area focuses mainly on research that seeks to invent, innovate, improve, and enhance the industrial utilization and technology application that are recognized as “green” technologies. These center on the relevance of these technologies in the local setting.

Sustainable Environment area focuses on the sound and balanced interaction with ecology. Researches are on climate change, disaster mitigation, renewable energy, and the preservation of the environment.

Sustainable Institutions area seeks to integrate the human and social components in sustainable development. Researches concentrate on leadership education, rule of law, good governance, public health, welfare and culture.

To be able to adequately respond to the challenges and opportunities brought about by the changing social demands, the University recognizes the need to continuously strengthen its systems and sustain its institutional effectiveness and efficiency. Hence, to ensure the relevance of its programs, mechanisms and services, UM also conducts researches for their continual improvement.

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