Problems Of Conducting Educational Research In Zambia
Kasanda, Choshi D.
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This study was an attempt to identify factors hindering the carrying out of educational research in Zambia. Further, it sought to provide solutions to the identified problems. Seven of the 18 respondents returned completed questionnaires. The respondents identified the following as factors hindering research activities in Zambia; lack of research funds, lack of adequate number of publishing houses, ignorance of the uses of research results by the majority of individuals in the country, unwilling or unhelpful respondents, lack of transport and lack of research skills by the majority of professionals with first degrees. The following were suggested as possible solutions to the identified problems; allocation of more funds for research purposes, setting up of more publishing houses, authorities should be more supportive of research activities, publicizing the importance and value of research findings and creating school based transport pools for research purposes.