• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 39, Pages: 4084-4091

Original Article

Sustaining the efficiency in research of an academic unit in a State University in Northern Philippines: Results from a data envelopment analysis study

Received Date:09 August 2020, Accepted Date:13 November 2020, Published Date:06 November 2020


Background/Objectives: The general aim of this study is to determine the performance efficiency in research of the four departments of the College of Arts and Sciences in Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Philippines during the years 2014, 2015, and 2016. It also determined the: (1) performance efficiency level of the departments in research; (2) peer groups and weights of the departments; and (3) virtual inputs and virtual outputs or potential improvements of the departments.Methods/Statistical analysis: This study employed the descriptive evaluative research design. Primarily, the study is a document-based analysis study. Data in research gathered from the existing research-related documents of the four departments of the college were analyzed using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Solver. Findings: Findings of the study showed that: 50% of the departments are fully efficient while the other 50% are inefficient in research. The fully efficient departments, BPSD and MADD, serve as models for improvement in research of the inefficient departments, LD and HSSD, to be in the efficient frontier. The BPSD and MADD serve as peers for the inefficient HSSD and LD, respectively, with different weights to consider. Fully efficient departments do not have virtual inputs and virtual outputs. Only HSSD and LD posted virtual inputs and virtual outputs in the research input and output indicators to become fully efficient. Novelty/Applications: Based on the results, a Sustainability Training Series in Research was developed to strengthen the involvement of faculty members in research of all the departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and to sustain the performance in research of the college in the entire university. The said training series was implemented in the last quarter of 2016 up to the present.

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis; performance efficiency; research; sustainability training series


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© 2020 Albay et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee).


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