Ethical Issues and Politics in Research for Sustainable Resource Management in Tanzania

Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Issue no 4, Vol. 3, No. 3, David Publishing Company, pg 125-134, 2015, doi: 10.17265/2328-2177/2015.03.001

10 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Evaristo Haulle

Department of Geography, Mkwawa University College of Education

Date Written: May 16, 2015

Abstract

Research ethics is key for resource management in any community. Through in-depth interview, observation and documentary search it was noted that most of the studies lack integrity. People are hired to produce report without clear and streamlined methodology. Nature of the community and the way it is organised poses challenge in acquiring information. People expression is an important aspect in getting liable findings. The conflicts over resources in Namawala and Magaiduru villages led to loss of trust and rejection of researchers as they are discovered to falsify the community. Some findings were fabricated to convince the donors’ interests to call for more funds. Other decision makers would commission researcher to produce false data to suit their interests. This causes academic and researchers be classified as a tool of politician to pacify the public in order to maintain the status quo. The problem is caused by lack of sufficient research fund and understanding on the research essence, and importance of ethical consideration for good research. The situation causes multiple sided effects in the community. Generally, lack of research ethics and presence of greed politicians jeopardise resource management, peace and security. There is need to build the culture of truth and integrity for community development. Research methods need to be taught rigorously in order to build capacity in tools and principles.

Keywords: Research ethics, Politics, Sustainable development

JEL Classification: O13, Q20, Z10

Suggested Citation

Haulle, Evaristo, Ethical Issues and Politics in Research for Sustainable Resource Management in Tanzania (May 16, 2015). Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Issue no 4, Vol. 3, No. 3, David Publishing Company, pg 125-134, 2015, doi: 10.17265/2328-2177/2015.03.001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2748738

Evaristo Haulle (Contact Author)

Department of Geography, Mkwawa University College of Education ( email )

P.O.BOX 2512
IRINGA
Tanzania

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