This chapter presents the type of research, respondents, research locale, sampling procedure, source of data, instrument, data gathering procedure and statistical analysis data.
Type of Research
The researchers used the descriptive method of research. The principal aims in employing this method are to collect data in order to test the hypothesis to answer questions concerning the current status of the subject study.
The malnourished children served as respondents from Sto. Tomas Elementary School are composed of grade levels 1 to 4. Table 1 shows the frequency distribution and percentage of the respondents.
The study embraces the participation of respondents from Sto. Tomas Elementary School in Lubao, Pampanga for the school year 2011-2012. Shown in figure 2 is the map of Sto. Tomas, Lubao, Pampanga.
The researchers made a test sample on few children of none participating schools. The researchers first weighed and measured the height of the children and gathered physical information as needed. After getting the necessary information the researchers gave out the survey questionnaires to the parents of the children to fill out. The parents gave us suggestions to change some of our questions and rephrase others for they could merely understand what was being asked of them.
Source of Data
The researchers have gathered the necessary information from the respondents and their parents. In this case the researchers have conducted BMI calculation after weighing and getting the children’s height.
The main instrument used in this study was the survey questionnaire. It consists of four parts designed to gather the data needed from malnourished children-respondents.
Part I secured the demographic profile of the respondents’ parents as to their name, age, gender, highest educational attainment and...