Researchers’ challenges: findings from in-depth interview among academicians in Haramaya University, Ethiopia


Despite the established notion of cultivating new knowledge, academicians in developing nations are not strongly engaged in researching and publishing as a result of different challenges. In-depth interviews were made with senior professors, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters Degrees holders and PhD students at Haramaya University to explore the different challenges in researching and publishing. The interviews were tape-recorded and thematically analyzed. Challenges at individual, institutional, national and global levels that could be categorized as individual and environmental were identified from the interview.
Keywords: Researcher, Research, Challenge, Academician, University