The Directorate of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPTT) in collaboration with the Faculty of Business organised a two-day research seminar to equip academic staff in publishing academic papers and research collaboration.
The seminar which started on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the University Auditorium saw Deans, Head of Departments (HODs) and lecturers in attendance.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, opening the seminar on the first day thanked the research department for organising this event again. He admonished the lecturers to take research work keenly as this is one of the few sure ways for promotion and graduation from a lecturer to even professorial roles. He also added that while impactful research works bring personal fulfilment along with handsome remuneration, they also put the university on a higher pedestal.
The Director of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPTT), Dr. Nana Yaw Asabere in his remarks stated the workshop is a continuation of the last workshop which was organised two weeks ago. He entreated participants to give the seminar a great deal of attention.
Publishing Academic Papers: Thrills and Spills
Professor Kwasi Dartey-Baah, associate professor at the Department of Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM) at the University of Ghana Business School, one of two resource persons, in his presentation entreated the participants to identify their areas of expertise. He stated that this will aid them to ascertain their strengths and weakness in approaching topics for research. He also encouraged the participants to target credible journals to publish in and know their preferences.
Professor Dartey-Baah also entreated the participants to work in teams since he believes will make the publication cover a wider scope of knowledge. He continued that participants must be creative and learn from their works. He stated participants take advantage of brief and reflective moments and learn to write clearly.
Research Collaboration: Wisdom vs Folly
Speaking on the second day of the seminar, Dr George Amoako, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Marketing at the University of Professional Studies in his presentation took the participants through the fundamentals in research and publication.
Dr Amoako spoke on the publish or perish culture. He encouraged the participants to publish at least two times a year for starters and build upon the number in subsequent years. He further encouraged them to consider rejections from journals they wish to publish in as part of the learning process.
Dr Amoako concluded his presentation by taking the participants through the roles and responsibilities in publishing academic papers and research collaboration.
The ATU Research Growth and Expansion Seminar continues from March 18, 2021.
By: Public Affairs Directorate