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Writing Capstone Research Project for Senior High School: A Modified Guide Manual

Marjhuvyn B. Lapiras1, Rey Almer L. Gindap2, Michael Z. Sagaral3,
Are Jay M. Castro4,,,
marjhuvyn.lapiras@gmail.com1, sirgindapreyalmer@gmail.com2, ariesarmor08@gmail.com3, castro.arejay@gmail.com4
Mapua Malayan Colleges Mindanao1-2
Gen Douglas McArthur Matina Davao City 8000
Suankularb Wittayalai Rangsit School3
Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
Lyceum of the Philippines Davao4
Garcia Highway Buhangin District, Davao City, Philippines



There is an inadequate manual guide for capstone projects resulting in unsatisfactory outputs of capstone research projects. This proves to be a problem that needs to be addressed by crafting a manual guide that is aligned with the student’s needs.  It was conducted at the Holy Cross of Davao College. The descriptive-evaluative design was used. A sample of 80 participants from the Grade twelve level and 20 participants from the science and research area were selected using a Purposive Sampling Technique. A College Capstone Procedures Manual and Enhanced Guide Manual were given to the participants, and an Acceptability Test was administered.  The Enhanced Guide Manual was patterned from the College Capstone Guide Manual which was validated by Experts. The acquired data were examined using descriptive statistics like mean and standard deviation, and the Independent Sample T-test at 0.05 level of significance was used to evaluate the hypotheses. The Enhanced Guide Manual scored Strongly Acceptable in areas of Content, Clarity, Appeal to Target Users, Learning Activities, and Format, while its Originality was assessed as Acceptable. Also, there is a significant difference between the College Manual and the Enhanced Guide Manual. This instructional material can alleviate learners’ performances by utilizing providing worthy assets in their progress.

Keywords: Descriptive-evaluative design, Purposive Sampling Technique, Acceptability Test, Independent Sample T-test

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