The role of Kenyan universities in promoting research and scholarly publishing

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

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Title The role of Kenyan universities in promoting research and scholarly publishing
 
Creator Weng’ua, Florence N.
Rotich, Daniel Chebutuk
Kogos, Emily J.
 
Subject Research; scholarly publishing; Kenya; universities
 
Description This study examined the role of Kenyan universities in promoting research and scholarly publishing. Two universities, one public and one private, were sampled from the total number of seventy-one universities in Kenya. From a population of 433 in total, 111 participants were sampled from the two universities and from the Commission for University Education (CUE). Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. The study revealed that the role of CUE in promoting research and scholarly publishing has not yet been fully realised in universities and that incentives offered to university faculty members to research and publish are ineffective. Faculty members of universities experienced research challenges including: inadequate research funding and infrastructure, poorly funded libraries, insufficient time for research and training, and a poor research culture. The study concluded that there is a need for universities to motivate and facilitate their faculty members to undertake research and publish research findings. CUE should play an active role in promoting research and scholarly publishing in Kenyan universities.
 
Publisher LIASA
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-02-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1705
10.7553/83-2-1705
 
Source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; Vol 83, No 2 (2017)
2304-8263
0256-8861
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1705/1480
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
 

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