Knowledge production and information dissemination: challenges faced by new and upcoming researchers

Keywords: Knowledge production, dissemination, researchers, challenges, participants, government, Information, Interviews, Population, Location


Knowledge production means the gathering of related activities in the university that has to do with producing new knowledge. The emerging researchers find it so hard and difficult to engage in scientific and contribute to knowledge production because of lack of know how.Therefore, it is fundamentally importance, that the emerging researchers are made aware of the challenges that they will experience in the research process. It is not only the responsibility of researchers to produce knowledge, respondents in any research undertaken also make a greater contribution. That is why it is important that those in public sector understand the role that they play in research. Without their inputs this kinds of research would not be a success. This is a scientific way of contributing to the body of knowledge by academic staff and students.The academic community is continually conversing about knowledge and the many forms it takes, as well as ways of thinking about how to organise and arrange knowledge into categories, such as disciplines. This paper focuses on the challenges upcoming or first-time researchers experience when researching in order to make contribution into the body of knowledge. However, there are obstacles in the process that impede progress, making it impossible to produce knowledge and disseminate information to the communities.Therefore, this paper also discusses the process of knowledge production in the context of research, data collection, sampling challenges, arranging for interviews, fatigue by both researcher and respondents and finding the respondents to participate in the study.


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Manoko Kamogelo, University of Limpopo

Department of Public Administration

Malatji Thabiso Lucky, University of Limpopo

Department of Public Administration


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Kamogelo, M., & Lucky, M. T. (2022). Knowledge production and information dissemination: challenges faced by new and upcoming researchers. EUREKA: Social and Humanities, (3), 60-69.
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