Thursday, December 18, 2008

Joint PSU and AHU’s DBA Research Competency Workshop will be held from 12 – 16 Jan 2009 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines.

EDS Senior Faculty, Associate Professor Arivalan Ramaiyah will conduct a 5-day Joint Palawan State University and American Heritage University DBA Research Competency Workshop from 12th to 16th January, 2008 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines.

This DBA research workshop focus upon quantitative and qualitative methods or participatory action research techniques including subject selection, research design, and statistical analysis, as appropriate to each student's proposed project. Through this workshop, doctoral candidates learn to effectively define applied problems or theoretical issues and articulate the rationale for the study. They will learn to present an effective scholarly review of the academic literature and implement quantitative, qualitative or participatory action methods for evaluating academic issues for success in their final doctoral dissertation.

After completion of the 5-day DBA Research Workshop, EDS and PSU will organize a one day Puerto Princesa City tour on Saturday, 17th January 2009.

Puerto Princesa City is the capital of the island province of Palawan. The city has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. With a wide range of attractions ranging from beaches to wildlife reserves, Puerto Princesa is a nature lover's paradise.

Among the places to visit are:

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park - more commonly known as the Underground River. At over 8 kilometers in length, is reputably the longest underground river in the world. With its crystalline waters and spectacular cave formations, the Underground River is possibly Puerto Princesa's most popular attraction. The site was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. The winding path of the river is navigable via small pumpboats that depart from Sabang Beach. Travel time from the city proper to Sabang is about 1.5 hours.

Iwahig Penal Colony - a good example of a true correctional institute, the Iwahig Penal Colony is more of a farming community rather than a prison. Inmates often live with their families and are allowed to toil their farms to earn a living. Carving out handicrafts is also a common preoccupation and mahogany handcarvings are a good buy for tourists. The colony is about 35 minutes from the city center.

EDS DBA students who are keen to attend the above-mentioned workshop, kindly contact Professor Dr. Pete Ooi at

Ready by EDS Team @ 18th December 2008.

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