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Research issues in the humanities and social sciences in Africa in the 21st century : challenges and opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Moahi, Kgomotso H.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-23T10:33:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-23T10:33:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Moahi, K.H., 2010. Research issues in the humanities and social sciences in Africa in the 21st Century: Challenges and opportunities. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(2), pp.78-85. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1968
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 2, Issue 2, Jan 2010, p. 78 - 85 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper highlights the crucial role that research in the humanities and social sciences can and should play in policy making, business, innovation, etc. The paper also identifies the challenges faced by researchers in the humanities and social sciences and these include the continued marginalization of such research compared with research in the natural sciences disciplines; the relegation of humanities and social sciences theory and methodology; the lack of funding of research; the lack of time for researchers due to increased teaching loads and administration. Opportunities have been identified that can be seized to make research visible by ensuring that it answers the needs of society and policy makers, and that there is more collaboration, partnership and interdisciplinary research. The paper also draws upon the experience at the University of Botswana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Social Science research en_US
dc.subject Social Sciences en_US
dc.subject Research funding en_US
dc.subject Research Issues en_US
dc.title Research issues in the humanities and social sciences in Africa in the 21st century : challenges and opportunities en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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