2007．第22卷第1期（Vol. 22 No. 1）．pp. 4968
Understanding the Essence of Scholarship From the Lived Experiences of a Select Group of Outstanding Filipino Researchers
Allan B. de GUZMAN & Emily B. TAN
Capitalizing on the power of narrative-interpretive method in surfacing the essence and the multiple layers of meanings embedded in subjective realities, this qualitative study captured the lived experiences of a select group of outstanding university researchers who are active members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). The long years of teaching and active research involvement of the eleven research participants facilitated the conduct of an in-depth narrative interview, which dwelt on their individual and collective research experiences and exposures. Interestingly, the use of cool and warm analyses helped emerged the essence of scholarship in the context of the lived experiences of the research participants. The emerged Motivation-Activity-Product (M-A-P) continuum in this study creates a panorama that would help the readers understand the driving, defining and deepening aspects of scholarship.
Keywords: scholarship; Filipino researchers; M-A-P continuum