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Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite Campus CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY This chapter presents a description of the research design selection anddescription of respondents, research instruments, data collection procedure andstatistical treatments used.3.1 Research Design In order to see the general picture of the impact of social networking sitesas information dissemination tool of government agencies as perceived by thesecond year Foreign Service students of Lyceum of the Philippines UniversityCavite Campus, the descriptive correlational survey method was used. As a descriptive study, it collected detailed and factual information todescribe existing phenomena. It systematically described the situation or area ofinterest factually and accurately. It allowed the researchers to carefully describeand understand the behaviour. This study was correlational for it demanded thedegree to which the variables were related to each other using various statisticalinstruments.3.2 Variables and Measures The table below showed the variables and measures used in the study. Variables Measures 1. Role of Social Networking Sites Questions that would determine the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite Campus in the current communication and respondent’s view on the role of information dissemination. Social Networking Sites in the current communication information dissemination. Set of questions regarding the impact 2. Impact of social networking sites of Social Networking Sites as as an information dissemination information dissemination tool of tool of government agencies. government agencies. Questions that would establish the 3. Possible benefits of these social possible benefits of Social networking sites as public Networking Sites as public dissemination tool of government dissemination tool of government agencies to students taking up agencies to students taking up Foreign Service. Foreign Service.3.3 Sampling Design The study used Simple Random Sampling in determining the samples ofthe study. All second year Foreign Service students in the Lyceum of thePhilippines University Cavite Campus were the respondents of this study.3.4 Research Respondents The researchers considered the second year Foreign Service students ofthe Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite Campus comprising of 82members, male and female. They were the chosen respondents because theircourse has to do with government service. Moreover, their generation is evidently College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite Campusmore dependent on technology than the way people used to before. In addition tothis, Social Networking Sites for them is not only a way of communication andsocialization but also a good way of searching information.3.5 Research Instrument A questionnaire was used in gathering data. The questionnaire has 3 parts.The questionnaire consisted of items that determined the impact of socialnetworking sites as information dissemination tool of government agencies.3.6 Research Locale The study was conducted at the Lyceum of the Philippines UniversityCavite Campus since the chosen respondents are students of the University,3.7 Data Gathering Procedure The researchers personally administered the research instruments to therespondents. They conferred and discussed the significance of the study andaccomplished the distribution of the instruments properly. The respondents were given 15 minutes to accomplish the forms toprevent them from giving hasty responses. The researchers went from one sectionto another on collecting the accomplished questionnaires. After the questionnaires have been accomplished, the results were talliedand tabulated. These data became the bases of analysis and interpretation. College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite Campus3.8 Data Analysis In determining the impact of social networking sites as informationdissemination tool of government agencies as perceived by the second yearForeign Service students, the Likert Scale has been used. It used a five-pointscale; each point corresponding to a Likert item. Point Scale Verbal Interpretation 5 4.2 – 5 Strongly Agree 4 3.4 – 4.19 Agree 3 2.6 – 3.9 neither agree nor disagree 2 1.8 – 2.59 Disagree 1 1.0 – 1.79 Strongly DisagreeFormula: Ʃ WX X= NWhere: W = points (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) X = number of respondents per weight N = total number of respondents College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service