Grey Literature Review of the Undergraduate Theses of the Bicol University Computer Science Program

  • Ryan A. Rodriguez CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines
  • Benedicto B. Balilo Jr. CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines
  • Jayvee Christopher N. Vibar CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine the undergraduate thesis methodology, programming languages, and databases utilized to create thesis projects. The study's findings will open a wide range of researchable topics and will usher in new trends in computer science. There will be new insights in developing and proposing thesis proposals which will introduce various applications of a prospective research study.

Method – The manuscript from 2005 to 2019 served as initial information with the name of students, advisers, and panel members.  The titles are converted into lowercase characters for easy categorization utilizing the features MS Excel transposition method and PivotTable.   Special symbols like dash, colon, parentheses, slash, and apostrophe are removed to provide a list of common words.  Standard frequency count and categorization of special project titles were used to count per year, filter, and categorize the titles according to keywords.  

Results – The study showed that students are familiar with different methodologies, programming languages, databases, types of development, and application tools in writing special projects.  Most projects are inclined toward a desktop application that uses Visual Basic as the programming language.

Conclusion – In software development, they used application tools to support the development process of the applications, and they used open-source tools. The type of study or research dictates the right decision in choosing the right methodologies to meet the study’s objectives. They used tools to improve their design, convenient interaction with programming languages, and practical wise for faster development.

Recommendations – The results will be an opportunity to expose and explore computer science researchable areas, especially theories and concepts of computing.  The study results shall serve as Manuscripts that are valuable assets of the institutions and should be preserved.  

Research Implications – Capstone initiatives significantly contribute to the government, academia, business, cooperatives, religious institutions, and private groups. Approximately 60% of capstone projects are directly related to or have resulted in information systems for the organization. This advancement significantly affected the ITE program's directions, and the study established research options, including the capstone project's proposed research fields. Furthermore, supply excellent inputs to academic programs that will open new trends in researchable domains. Once students begin to submit capstone projects, this may have an impact on the research fields of the IT degree program.

Author Biographies

Ryan A. Rodriguez, CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines

Prof. Ryan A. Rodriguez is currently an Assistant Professor at Bicol University College of Science. He obtained his Master’s in Information Technology majoring in Multimedia and Object-Oriented Technologies from Ateneo de Naga University in the year 2014. He also obtained his Master of Science in Computer Science majoring in Graphics and Computer Vision at the same university in the year 2019. Among his interest in computer vision are object tracking, machine learning, object recognition, and gesture detection. He is the current department head of the Computer Science and Information Technology department.

Benedicto B. Balilo Jr., CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines

Dr. Benedicto B. Balilo Jr. completed his Doctor in Information Technology at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (Quezon City Campus).  A graduate of Master in Information Technology at the University of the Cordilleras and a Master in Business Administration at Aquinas University (now the University of Santo Tomas Legazpi).  He is the current Director of the Publication and Knowledge Management Division of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension (OVPRDE).  Information Technology applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), Data Mining, and Cyber Security are among his areas of interest.

Jayvee Christopher N. Vibar, CS/IT Department, College of Science, Bicol University, Philippines

Dr. Jayvee Christopher N. Vibar is an Assistant Professor and Systems Programmer at Bicol University, Legazpi City where he teaches both in graduate and undergraduate courses. He oversees the university-wide central payroll system software that he developed. He is known for his balanced academic and coding competence. He is a graduate of computer science at Computer Arts and Technological College (CATC), Legazpi City, and later finished his Master of Information Systems at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Los Baños, Laguna. He completed his Doctor in Information Technology at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Quezon City. His research activities can be seen through his ResearchGate portal, where lately he published IEEE international research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Shah Alam, Malaysia. You can reach him at jcnvibar@bicol-u.edu.ph.

Published
2023-05-01
How to Cite
RODRIGUEZ, Ryan A.; BALILO JR., Benedicto B.; VIBAR, Jayvee Christopher N.. Grey Literature Review of the Undergraduate Theses of the Bicol University Computer Science Program. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 2095-2110, may 2023. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/424>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024.
Section
Special Issue: IRCCETE 2023