Critic / Analyze the Barangay Government Using the Observational Method

In: Other Topics

Submitted By maealibusa
Words 529
Pages 3
It has been almost 19 years when my parents decided to buy a house in a subdivision in a barangay in San Pedro, Laguna. It is barangay Magsaysay, to be exact. It is considered as the 3rd out of 20 barangays in San Pedro with large population, according to our municipal’s website. I am not very much aware of its scheme of managing, or way of corresponding and communicating with the people inside the barangay but this is what I observed within the past few weeks.

Our barangay is far from the town of San Pedro. You must ride a jeep (maybe within 20-30 minutes of trip) in order to get to the market, church and even hospitals. And I observed that our barangay has managed to provide such a mini-market, where you can buy daily food ingredients such as vegetables, meat, chicken and fish. We also have chapel inside of our subdivision, or even within the barangay, where we can attend mass on Sundays. There is a government public hospital next to our barangay, which is made to be so much accessible (to the people of our barangay) than hospitals in town. These means, even our barangay is far from the town, still our barangay still managed to provide the necessary needs of the people.

I also observed that our barangay has a fire truck next to the barangay hall. It is a good thing, because I think not all of our barangays here in San Pedro has a fire truck. It creates tranquil feeling for the people because whenever there are emergencies, like unexpected fire created in a house, it will be so much easier and faster to kill the fire.

Traffic issues. There are no such problems regarding this topic because our barangay officials provide traffic enforcers to manage the flow of the traffic. As far as I know and as I observed, there is no case of heavy traffic within the brangay’s vicinity, maybe because our barangay is not that populated and many prefer to use jeepneys instead…...

Similar Documents

Observational Research

...Observational Research and its Components Social Psychology Dr. Deborah Harris-Sims July 9, 2011 Observational Research and its Components Social psychology has three well renowned scientific methods for research. These are observational, correlational, and experimental techniques. This paper will explain that the true goal of observational research is description. To understand behavior so that it can be predicted, controlled, or explained, a scientist must describe it accurately (Franzoi, 2009) which I will explain. Observational research is a social technique that involves direct observation of a subject in it natural setting. It involves the recording test results and not manipulating any of the variables, while being able to be broken down into three categories, naturalistic observation, participant observation, and archival research. Naturalistic observation involves the examination of a subject and its behavior in its natural environment. Participant observation involves the examination of a subject and its behavior in its natural environment as a member of the study group. Example, a test is conducted on underage drinking and the observer is a party guest where alcohol is being served. The third and final type of observational research is archival research. Archival research involves the examination of pre-existing records of a group, individual, or culture. It is mainly used to study the beliefs and norms of a specific culture...

Words: 388 - Pages: 2

Observational Research

...Observational research empowers a scientist to consistently receive empirical information from observing people in their natural circumstances without intentionally influencing the behavior and environment of study. The study has several observational styles where the scientist is not involved, can be notably present, but not involved, or becomes a participant for a firsthand view of the experience among the people studied. This hands-off research style requires the scientist to have discernment to remain oblivious, account for instances when their presence can affect the behavior and, as other studies, discipline to remain strictly not bias. The first component in this style of research is naturalistic observations, which is for the scientist to be present, but not involved in the study. This observation can be firsthand through one’s own eyes or even by way of media such as a recording of the activity exemplifying the behavior to be measured. As a side note, these styles are particularly interesting when investigating cross-cultural interactions. Observers would try to remain oblivious to the study and take notes about the study’s mannerisms and character directly related to the behavior they are currently observing. Note taking has to remain, as always, precise and, in time, leading to some conclusions testing a hypothesis. This study can be conducted consistently pending the behavior and specifics of the study group. The second approach is participant research...

Words: 662 - Pages: 3

Critic / Analyze the Barangay Government Using the Observational Method

...It has been almost 19 years when my parents decided to buy a house in a subdivision in a barangay in San Pedro, Laguna. It is barangay Magsaysay, to be exact. It is considered as the 3rd out of 20 barangays in San Pedro with large population, according to our municipal’s website. I am not very much aware of its scheme of managing, or way of corresponding and communicating with the people inside the barangay but this is what I observed within the past few weeks. Our barangay is far from the town of San Pedro. You must ride a jeep (maybe within 20-30 minutes of trip) in order to get to the market, church and even hospitals. And I observed that our barangay has managed to provide such a mini-market, where you can buy daily food ingredients such as vegetables, meat, chicken and fish. We also have chapel inside of our subdivision, or even within the barangay, where we can attend mass on Sundays. There is a government public hospital next to our barangay, which is made to be so much accessible (to the people of our barangay) than hospitals in town. These means, even our barangay is far from the town, still our barangay still managed to provide the necessary needs of the people. I also observed that our barangay has a fire truck next to the barangay hall. It is a good thing, because I think not all of our barangays here in San Pedro has a fire truck. It creates tranquil feeling for the people because whenever there are emergencies, like unexpected fire created in a house, it...

Words: 529 - Pages: 3

Critic / Analyze the Barangay Government Using the Observational Method

...A Man with Two Lives by Ambrose Bierce Here is the queer story of David William Duck, related by himself. Duck is an old man living in Aurora, Illinois, where he is universally respected. He is commonly known, however, as "Dead Duck." "In the autumn of 1866 I was a private soldier of the Eighteenth Infantry. My company was one of those stationed at Fort Phil Kearney, commanded by Colonel Carrington. The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman. When that occurred, I was trying to make my way with important dispatches to Fort C. F. Smith, on the Big Horn. As the country swarmed with hostile Indians, I traveled by night and concealed myself as best I could before daybreak. The better to do so, I went afoot, armed with a Henry rifle and carrying three days' rations in my haversack. "For my second place of concealment I chose what seemed in the darkness a narrow canon leading through a range of rocky hills. It contained many large bowlders, detached from the slopes of the hills. Behind one of these, in a clump of sage-brush, I made my bed for the day, and soon fell asleep. It seemed as if I had hardly closed my eyes, though in fact it was near midday, when I was awakened by the report of a rifle, the bullet striking the bowlder just above my body. A...

Words: 955 - Pages: 4

Observational Essay

...COMMUNICATION SKILLS SEMINARS Department of Behavioural Sciences General Medicine, 1st year 2013/2014 1st semester from 1st to 10th week – 2 seminars/week Aims: Introducing and recognizing fundamental characteristics of human communication and developing basic knowledge, skills and attitudes which are most important in doctor patient relationship. This course serves as a basis for the continuation of third year studies of more specific communicational knowledge needs for healing and curing in the field of medical practice. Framework and process of learning: In form of small-group learning discussions, role-plays, observational tasks will be introduced by which students can be active participants in learning by acquiring not only theoretical issues. Because teachers guide semi-structured seminars, student will be facilitated to give feedback, express opinions and propose available topics, which could build into to learning process. During first seminars individual learning objectives can be elaborated together with teacher and classmates and can be achieved alongside the main objectives of the whole group. Standpoints of the observational task of communication class: For the purpose of developing so called observational skills, a special task will be introduced. Students will be requested to watch systematically human communicative behaviours at different places where one can perceive various forms of formal and informal communication (one week will be given for...

Words: 556 - Pages: 3

Forecasting Gold Prices Using Multiple Linear Regression Method

...Forecasting Gold Prices Using Multiple Linear Regression Method Z. Ismail, 2A. Yahya and 1A. Shabri Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science 2 Department of Basic Education, Faculty of Education University Technology Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Malaysia 1 1 Abstract: Problem statement: Forecasting is a function in management to assist decision making. It is also described as the process of estimation in unknown future situations. In a more general term it is commonly known as prediction which refers to estimation of time series or longitudinal type data. Gold is a precious yellow commodity once used as money. It was made illegal in USA 41 years ago, but is now once again accepted as a potential currency. The demand for this commodity is on the rise. Approach: Objective of this study was to develop a forecasting model for predicting gold prices based on economic factors such as inflation, currency price movements and others. Following the melt-down of US dollars, investors are putting their money into gold because gold plays an important role as a stabilizing influence for investment portfolios. Due to the increase in demand for gold in Malaysian and other parts of the world, it is necessary to develop a model that reflects the structure and pattern of gold market and forecast movement of gold price. The most appropriate approach to the understanding of gold prices is the Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) model. MLR is a study on the relationship between a single...

Words: 3920 - Pages: 16

Market Critic

... the zone of possible agreement. This scenario, unfortunately, is one of the more common situations we might face. 3. Misrepresentation This scenario occurs when a negotiator deliberately fails to disclose the true wishes or position of the decision maker they represent, or they don't tell their constituencies or bosses what actually has been transpiring in the negotiation room. Playing at a bit of the 'old slight of hand' the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is playing at (Sort of speak). They are willfully playing either the bosses or us at cross-purposes to manipulate the outcome of the negotiation. 4. Bluffing This is also a very commonly employed tactic meant to deceive us with their actual intentions. The gist, of course, is that they threaten to do something that they actually have no intention of doing. It usually occurs in the dubious form of either a false threat or a false promise. In a sense, this gambit shares many similarities to a good old-fashioned poker bluff, while in reality, their hand may only hold a pitiful pair of deuces. Remedies: It can be difficult to catch a person in a web of deceit. Even the most experienced negotiators can get snookered from time to time. However, there are a few counter measures we can employ to catch them out. It's a method consisting of watch, listen and learn. 1. Watch A favorite belief we all have likely heard is that a person cannot......

Words: 3457 - Pages: 14

Film Critic

... gave an interior meaning to the film. The movie has been well shot and has employed a number of shots in telling the story and also make the story have a comfortable flow. The shots helped in adding an emotional attachment to the film that could have otherwise been absent. The film was also very important in laying emphasis on the aspect of people making sacrifices for their freedom and the freedom of others. Snyder is good at using straightforward techniques in storytelling, and this is seen by the fact that Dilios is narrating the story. I also want to believe that Snyder was attempting to point out at the importance of someone standing up for his/her beliefs across to the viewers. It is clear that everything in the movie has a connection with freedom and its importance. The film is also clear in pointing out that the freedom will actually mean nothing if there are no people, who are willing to fight for what they believe in. At first, this movie can appear to a viewer to be a film that can allow one to escape reality with all the action and the comic in it. However, it is worth remembering that this is a movie that is being based on real life events and is in fact, very accurate to what occurred at Thermopylae. This movie was meant to be as accurate as it could even though the movie has given the audience the luxury of escaping reality. It is an acceptable fact that there are some details, which were omitted in the film, but it is also hard to have the exact details......

Words: 2433 - Pages: 10

Observational Learning

...LEARNING BY OBSERVATION Not all learning is due to the direct experience, we also learn by observing and imitating the behavior of others. This concept is what defines learning by observation. If all learning was a result of rewards and punishments, our ability to learn would be very restricted. In Albert Bandura´s theory of social learning, he concocts a model of reciprocal determination between the environment, behavior, and personal factors. Observational learning occurs when the subject observes a model and learns a behavior. This learning consists of the following processes: I. Acquisition: the subject looks at a model and recognizes the characteristics of their behavior. II. Retention: The behavior of the model is stored in the memory of the observer. III. Execution: If the subject believes that the model's behavior is appropriate and has positive consequences for themselves, the subject will practice such conduct. IV. Consequence: imitating the model, the individual may be reinforced by the approval of others. This imitation model is greater the more attractive and successful the model. While most traditional societies have more influence from known models of their environment, currently, societies transmit thought patterns, attitudes, and behaviors through audiovisual media. In essence, the models are most effective if the words and actions are consistent. Many times people say one thing and do another. INSIGHT LEARNING Insight Learning occurs rapidly as a......

Words: 316 - Pages: 2

Observational Essay

... there are no parents to be found. Angles of Vision Using different points of view in writing can be very useful. In my writing I described a grocery store with two different perspectives, a positive and a negative one. Certain skills from the Allyn and Bacon text helped me in writing these two separate views of the grocery store. To some people the grocery store is a joyful place, but to others it is not joyful at all. In both of these views I described the same place, but I used different angles of vision to describe them. One strategy I employed was word choice. In “What a Smorgasbord” I wrote about the brisk air in the frozen food section. Choosing the word brisk over cold or freezing gives the reader the idea that it was not as cold but refreshing on a hot day. If I would have used cold or freezing to describe the air the reader would not have believed that the air was enjoyable. The selection and omission of details is also an important strategy for writing. This, in a way, forces the reader to focus on the details the writer wants them to focus on. In “Such a chore I talk about how the obnoxious children, who are waiting for samples in the deli section, are unsupervised. There is not even a mention of children or anyone in “What a Smorgasbord”. This is because I wanted to focus on the food rather than what is going on in the deli section. Focusing on the food makes it seem like a much more enjoyable location. Using figurative language is one of the most...

Words: 700 - Pages: 3

Helping Pupils to Add Three Digit Numbers Using Activity Method

... fractions with like terms. Fifteen (15) pupils in BS 4 participated in the test. Each answered five questions. All the pupils answered the same questions. After the test the researcher found out what really was their problem in addition of fraction with like terms. KEY FINDINGS From the test conducted the researcher realized some pupils added the denominators of the two fractions. Other pupils also multiplied the denominators of the two fractions. Furthermore, the researcher also realized that some pupils wrote certain numerals which were totally out of context. From the key findings in the pre intervention, the researcher decided to use paper folding and shading to solve the problem. Selected pupils were given three (3) square sheets of papers and a leader was selected in each group by the members. The researcher took the through paper folding and shading The researcher helped pupils to write corresponding fraction to papers folded and shaded. Example ¼ + 2/4 = ¾ POST INTERVENTION The researcher implemented the intervention and monitored it using a more challenging test. Later the researcher introduced the shade in game to climax it all. KEY FINDINGS The use of teaching learning materials enables the pupils to improve upon their performance. Majority of pupils were able to score higher marks in the test conducted. Pupils’ attitude towards activity method of teaching was fantastic. Pupils’ poor performance in the pre intervention stage was attributed......

Words: 6742 - Pages: 27

Quality Management in Higher Education Institutions Using Delphi Method

...Determinants of Critical Success Factors of Quality Management in Higher Education Institutions in Morocco Using DELPHI method by: Youssef Loutfi Supervised by: Dr. Abderrahman Hassi Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Business Administration Al Akhawayn University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Master of Business Administration Al Akhawayn University Summer 2014 iii Dedication In conducting this process, I would like mention people to whom this work is dedicated. To my parents, Habiba Hamdi and Abdessamd Loutfi, who instilled in me very young the thirst for knowledge and determination. Your values, your humility and generosity have always guided me and represent what I most admire in a human being. Here I take a special place to celebrate the sacrifices you have made to educate us and to enable us to follow our dreams. Thank you dear parents for this unique feeling of success and excellence, thank you to support me when I doubted especially you believed in this dream despite all the sacrifices it required. Thank you to believe in this project, our project. To my sister and brother, Ijlal and Ahmad Amine. Thank you for your patience and your great sense of humor. To Sofia, my treasure. My apologies for any breach of my duties. You have come to accept my frequent absences and my moods. Thank you Sofia. To Mr. Hassi Abderahman, you felt my ambition, you have believed in me and you opened the doors of knowledge...

Words: 13899 - Pages: 56

Analyze

... in drug prescriptions and lab-test ordering had been well documented. Partners HealthCare developed a set of integrated information systems with a single database. The database is updated with information from a committee that specializes in a specific field of medicine. When the doctor orders a prescription or a lab test the system automatically checks the patient’s medical records for allergic reactions to any medications or prior lab test. If the system identifies a potential conflict it brings it to the doctor’s attention and makes recommendations. The doctor has the ability to override the system and use his professional judgment if he disagrees with the systems recommendation. The results of the system appear to be promising, out of the 13,000 orders entered on an average day by physicians, 386 are changed as a result of the system’s suggestion. In addition the integration of the hospital’s event detection system resulted in a change in 72% of the 3,000 alerts per year. The system saved money by suggesting cheaper prescriptions, reducing hospital stays and adverse drug effects. While this system appears to have great potential at Partners HealthCare it might present problems in other service industries. Developing the database from scratch and continually updating the information is very time consuming and expensive. In addition, professionals are very well trained and educated and might be resistant to using a suggestion from a computer as opposed to their own...

Words: 974 - Pages: 4

Barangay Problems

...Problems Encountered by the Lupon Tagapamayapa in Implementating the Katarungan Pambarangay Law on Sta. Elena Poblacion, Camarines Norte: an Analysis Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation College of Criminal Justice System Problems encountered by the Lupon Tagapamayapa in Implementing the provision of Katarungang Pambarangay Law in Brygy. Poblacion Sta Elena Cam. Norte : An Analysis Presented by: Mark john Encinas Ace kristofer Asiao Andrew Zano Chapter 1 The Problem One of the basic principles embodied in a democratic constitution is the supremacy of the rule of law. Law is the very manifestation of the nation of the state internal sovereignty, as a matter of fact, according to many political theorists; law is the "hall mark" or the very essence of the nation state. It is safe to assume therefore that it is the law that gives life and force to a nation state accords it with political authority and lays down limitation to the government in the exercise of its power and function. This policy mandates the state promote justice in all phases of national development. In the fulfillment of this duty the state must give preferential attention to the community, the poor under the privileged and those who have less in life. To remedy the problem, all rulers of state shall construe their people by means of law. But not all rulers or government use law as instrument of control in the same manner, a government can hardly enforce law to......

Words: 343 - Pages: 2

Observational Study

...Observational Study There are a number of research methods. One of the research methods is the observational study. An observational study is a study in which a researcher simply observed behavior in a systematic manner without interfering or influencing with the behavior. Therefore, the researcher observes and will record the behavior. Observational studies are sometimes referred as field research. Observational studies are part of qualitative research and theory building. It can include interview, checklist, and questionnaires. Furthermore, observational study also can include the observation of people in their natural setting and avoiding to being obvious as it can affect the data that is going to be collected. The aim of this observational study is to see the point of view from the subject being studied rather than imposing the researcher’s own views. There are different types of observers: Participant observer, observing participant, and non-participant observer. Participant observer is happens when the researcher become the part of the group that being studied. As a member, the researcher will observe the social interaction and talks with the group members that may include interviews and analysis of documents such as emails, organizational memos, and personal document. Observing participant is usually visible to the group as they will reveal the purpose of the studies and will join to some activities. On the other hand, non-participant observer involves the......

Words: 250 - Pages: 1