Problems and Challenges to Graduate and Post Graduate Research Students of Universities in KPK: A Case Study of University of Malakand
BIOINFO Sociology, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 1-8, 2011
8 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Date Written: July 1, 2011
Research environment is enriched by training, exposure and organizational ownership of it. Researchers are encouraged by governments at higher level when they embark upon programs with a view to accommodate the researchers’ views for better future prospects. This paper argues that research in social sciences is hampered by lack of proper guidance to researchers and congenial research environment in the HEIs of Pakistan. The study attempts to appreciate the level of problems and difficulties faced by social sciences’ researchers that significantly de-motivate them during their research both at graduate and post graduate levels. The study employs quantitative analysis of randomly collected data from 70 graduate and post graduate research students of different social sciences departments at Malakand University through a structured questionnaire. Data has been analyzed through statistical tools and Chi-square test with correlation technique. The results and findings indicate that researchers in social sciences are confronted with various difficulties and challenges during the process of research. The study suggest lucrative measures in the form of training programs, computer skills, coordination and integration among students and research community and availability of trained teachers and materials.
Keywords: Data, Selection, Collection, Processing, Challenges, Social Science, Trainings, Research
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