To be a research center of excellence in the fields of communication, psychology, politics and governance, social work, Palawan culture, language and criminology.

To provide research services for all CAH stakeholders. And help establish, promote and develop Palawan Studies center.

Thrusts and Priorities
1. Skills in current media technology trends
2. Social system and social policy studies
3. Human behavior
4. Public policy and governance
5. Local history, culture, arts, geography and topography.
6. Disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities.
7. Justice system and community development.
8. CAH Curriculum assessment and development.

Completed Researches of Faculty
1.Saloobin ng mga Mag-aaral at Guro sa Paggamit ng Filipino Bilang Wikang Panturo sa Lalong Mataas na Paaralan ng Palawan State University.(2010)
Erlinda D. San Juan, PhD
This is a study of the attitude and preferences of the students and faculty of five colleges in the university on the use of Filipino as medium of instruction in college, specifically in the following subjects: Social Science (History, Rizal, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics) Physical Education, Home Economics and Health Education. Cluster sampling was used involving 1, 090 students and 102 faculty members.

2.Sanlibong Batayang Mga Salita sa Filipino: Kahulugan sa Inggles at Walong Katutubong Wika sa Palawan
A glossary of 1, 000 words in Filipino with meaning in English, Cuyunon, Agutaynon, Cagayanon, tagbanua, Batak, Molbog, Palawan ,and Calamian.
Erlinda D. San Juan, PhD

3.Ang Kontribusyon ng mga Katutubong Wika sa Palawan sa Paglinang ng Filipino. ()
Erlinda D. San Juan, PhD
Palawan, with its eight indigenous languages, has a wealth to contribute in the development and expansion of Filipino especially in the area of vocabulary. The similarities and differences of the vernacular compared to Filipino through its true and false cognates are discussed. Examples aof words that may be assimilated to the national language are given, so with the recommendations on how these may be achieved.

4.Mga Pangkat Etniko sa Palawan: Implikasyon sa Pagtuturo ng Filipino. ()
Erlinda D. San Juan, PhD
This is a presentation of the mores, tradition, and cultural background of the ethnic groups of Palawan. It is capped by insights and implications in the teaching of Filipino.

5.The Verb System of Cuyunon: A First Approximation. ()
Erlinda D. San Juan, PhD
This is an analysis of the Cuyunon verb system using Fillmore’s Case Grammar.

6.Apprehensions of Colonos Approaching Release at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm: A Basis for a Proposed Intervention Program. (2010)
Rowena G. Fernandez, MA
This study identified the apprehensions of colonos approaching release at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) to be the basis of the proposed intervention program for them.

7.The Impact of Iwahig Prison and penal Farm (IPPF) as Tourist destination on the Perception of the Tourist. (2010)
Rowena G. Fernandez, MA
Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) is known in the country as the only prison camp that allows the inmates to roam around its reservation. This paper dealt with how a visit at IPPF created an impact to the perception of the tourists about the colony.

8.The Effect of Teachers' Expectations in the Classroom Performance of the Low-Performing Students of General Psychology.(2007-2008)
Rowena G. Fernandez, MA
This study was conducted during the first semester of school year 2007 – 2008 in one of the general psychology class of the teacher – researcher. In this research, the effect of teachers’ expectations in the classroom performance of low-performing students was measured.

9.Lihi: Para sa Isang Ina (An Exploratory Study). (2010) Mariflor Gatchalian, et.al.
This study looked into the experiences of Filipino mothers during the period of paglilihi.

10.Brains and Beauty: Correlates of Self-Esteem Among Filipina Adults. (2009) Katrina Bassig, Kitty Dulay and Mariflor Gatchalian

11.Palaw’an Customary Laws: Conflict Resolution in the Context of Legal Pluralism. (2008) Ma. Carinnes P. Alejandria, MA

On-going Researches
1.Socio-Economic Practices of the Beneficiaries in Barangay Culasian - Marilyn Buezon
2.Level of Changes on the Livelihood Activities of Tagbanua in Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa City -
Ricardo A. Tajolosa, MA et.al
3.College Life in Selected Higher Education Institutions in Puerto Princesa City: A Study of School Connectedness - Frances Muriel Tuquero, PhD

Research Personnel
Prof. Ricardo A. Tajolosa CAH Research Coordinator
Prof. Floralice R. Josol BS Political Science Program Coordinator
Prof. Cymbeline S. Martinez BSSW Program Coordinator
Mr. Randy S. Dela Rama BAPS Program Coordinator
Mrs. Rowena G.Fernandez BS Psychology Program Coordinator
Ms. Deborah Faith C. Malacao BAMC Program Coordinator
Mr. Armando S. Rodriguez BS Criminology Program Coordinator
Mr. Noel F. Sarmiento Student Aide