RESEARCH OUTPUT BY THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB
Purpose/ Aim: To generate new knowledge and polish the existing knowledge is one of the major functions of the universities. This study discovered the publications (Research papers; conference papers, books, book chapters and other publications) by the faculty members of the University of the Punjab, Lahore which is the largest university in the country. Further, it was narrative of the study to explore the major hurdles in the way of publications for PU faculty members and to see the difference in publication on the basis of gender factor as well as to see the relationship between publications and designations.
Research Design: A survey research design followed by quantitative research method was adopted for data gathering and completion of the study. Self structured questionnaire was used to obtain the data from the respondents and targeted sample was approached by following the systematic random sampling technique. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17 was used for data analysis.
Key findings: Findings of the study depict that faculty members are more productive in publishing the research articles as compare to other types of publications. Further it was explored that there was no significant difference in publications of male and female faculty members. Lack of interest in research (Mean 4.16); financial constraints (Mean 4.06) and low internet speed (Mean 4.06) are explored as major hurdles in publications. Significant/ Implication: As PU is the largest Public Sector University of the Country which falls in the top five universities of
the country and producing remarkable research publications. This study brings up to date results for the faculty members as well as for the university that what kind of publications is being neglected and needs to be strengthen by doing more work in that area.
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