Within the efforts of The Research Council (TRC) in developing researchers’ skills and building research capacity, the Social Observatory Research Program recently conducted a workshop on scientific research at Al Quran School in Hibra, in the wilayat of Wadi al Ma’awel, South Batinah governorate.
Individuals from the Directorate General of Preaching and Guidance of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs took part in the event.
The workshop titled ‘Development of Scientific Research Skills’ focused on providing the participants with an important set of scientific research skills that help the researchers in studying social and educational problems in society.
The workshop also discussed the elements of scientific research, identification of research questions, the benefits of theoretical frameworks and previous studies in writing the introduction of the research and defining its terms and limitations. It also touched on the most important research approaches that are used in the study of social phenomena, and how to build research tools. The workshop also elaborated on the methods of quotation and scientific documentation that must be taken into account as part of the ethics of scientific research. Dr Said bin Sulaiman al Dhafri, head of the Social Observatory Research Program, pointed out that these workshops target the various workers in ministries, organisations, and universities who wish to carry out scientific research in which they study various issues in the Omani society, and researchers whose jobs require them to address these issues within an appropriate scientific framework.
Azza bint Mohammed al Rawahi, one of the participants of the workshop, indicated that the workshop reviewed important aspects in regards to the process of building scientific research that can be beneficial to the Directorate General of Preaching and Guidance of the ministry
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