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CHAPTER 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This chapter presented the research design of the study which included description of the respondents, instrument used, procedures followed and the statistical tool utilized for the data analysis and interpretation. Research Method Used To enable the researchers to gather the necessary data regarding the “Ameliorating Philippine Education Excellence: The Awareness and Coping Strategies of Universities to K-12 Program”, they made use of the descriptive method. Likewise, descriptive methods of research were defined as: Consist of set of gathered data or information, analyzed, summarized, and interpreted along certain lines of thought for the pursuit of a specific purpose or study The descriptive method is an appropriate method because data already exist; only waiting for the researchers to find particular ways of describing them, eliciting respondents, classifying, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting them in textual and tabular form. As used in this research, data gathered and treated, are data on profile of universities representatives such as age, sex, civil status, highest educational attainment, position in the university and length in service; and university’s perspective such as classification of university, years of existence, number of enrollees, number of employees and main source of income together with the evaluation of the respondents with regards to the Ameliorating Philippine