Time Component in Polygonal Parameterization of Research Culture in the Academe

Jocelyn B. Panduyos, Vincent T. Lapinig, Luz Connolly, Rowena A. Decena


This paper presents a definition of research culture and provides a parameterization model for measuring the concept which allows for cross-comparison of research cultures across different universities and across time. Using the hexagonal research culture model of Panduyos in which the research culture is equal to the area of the hexagon, we modify this polygonal research
culture model by incorporating the dynamics of interaction of the elements over time. Through simulation, we illustrate the dynamic polyhedral model using only three (3) components: Faculty Involvement (FI), Institutional Policies Supportive to Research (IPR), and Leadership Inclination to Research (LIR). With this, the paper proposed a model for quantifying the concept of a research culture and showed its practical utility through simulation. A Research Culture Index defined as the presence of uniform belief system, practices and ways of conducting a study in the academe. The measure will be most useful for the management and administration of higher education institutions wishing to develop a culture of research.


index, research productivity, hexagonal research culture model

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