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The research trends of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research at the University of Zululand

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dc.contributor.author Ocholla, Dennis
dc.contributor.author Mostert, Janneke
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T13:11:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T13:11:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Ocholla, D. And Mostert, J. (2010). The Research Trends Of Arts, HumanitiesAnd Social Sciences Research At The University Of Zululand, 1994- 2008. Inkanyiso: The Journal Of Humanities And Social Science, 2(1), 32- 43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1513
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC112662
dc.description Research paper first published in the Inkanyiso journal. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences departments play a fundamental role in university education and in promoting the vision and mission of the University of Zululand. This paper explores definitions of Humanities and the Social Sciences, and the terms ‘research’ and ‘research output’, and examines the status and challenges of research management at the University of Zululand to evaluate research in the cited departments. A bibliometric method was used to analyse the trends and challenges of Humanities and Social Sciences research by using research data reflecting on ongoing and completed Arts, Humanities and Social Science research publications submitted by staff and students from 1994 – 2008 to the university’s Research Office. Data was analysed by categorising research output according to overall research publication by department, publication in accredited (SAPSE) journals by each department, author productivity, and research output by categories. Pearson’s correlation analysis was applied to test whether there was any correlation between registered research projects and research publications. Results indicate that strong AH&SS research engagement and publication exist at the university. Most research output was in the form of journal articles and conference papers. There was also growing postgraduate research output in the form of Masters and Doctoral dissertations. AH&SS research is generally multidisciplinary in nature. We noted that the system for capturing completed Masters and Doctoral research reports at the university is inadequate. The paper raises other issues that are important for AH&SS research and development. en_US
dc.description.uri https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijhss/index
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Research trends en_US
dc.subject Research management en_US
dc.subject Humanities and Social Sciences -- University of Zululand en_US
dc.title The research trends of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research at the University of Zululand en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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