Research Training Needs Analysis of Higher Educational Institutions

 Dr. Isagani A. Paddit, Ph.D.1, Ivy A. Lallo2, Oliver Richard C. Celi 2

1 Director, Research and Development Center
University of Baguio, Baguio City Philippines 2600
2 Research Staff
Research and Development Center
University of Baguio, Baguio City Philippines 2600

European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences 2022
Vol.11, No 4 (s) Special Issue on Hybridity in the New Reality, 395-407 (2022)


The need for research capacity and capability building will provide faculty development opportunities to inspire researchers. By identifying the research process areas where researchers are capable and not capable of including their needs, the institution would be able to formulate policies and implement strategies to help researchers equipped and motivated to conduct research. This study used both descriptive quantitative and qualitative research design to answer the extent of the research capability and needs of the respondents using a formulated and validated questionnaire. Triangulation as to the results were validated during the interview. As respondents, the study included 137 teaching and 90 non-teaching staff for Academic Year 2021-2022. The gathered data were treated using IBM-SPSS and analyzed based on the enumerated objectives of the study. The findings of the study showed that the higher the educational attainment of the researchers, the higher the number of research engagements. Researchers are capable but need to improve using statistical tools, including research publication, since they were rated slightly capable. On the other hand, non-researchers are generally slightly capable of the five phases of the research process. Similar results were noted regarding the extent of training needed, as both researchers and non-researchers believed they needed more training in all the research phases. Overall, the employees were capable in the research processes but not that very capable. Training is needed in all phases of the research process, especially in statistical tools and research publications. This data would allow the institution to identify and create programs that would strengthen the researcher’s capabilities.

Keywords: Research training, need analysis, research capacity, research development