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PHD Students/Other Scholars In African Universities


PHD Students/Other Scholars In African Universities

PhD students/Other scholars in African Universities share ideas and experiences on their theses, especially writing, etc

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2013

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Just to start the discussion: how to write an article/paper for a journal

If you want to publish an article in a journal, you need first to identify the topic you want to write about. Then, you need to identify online the type of journal, which publishes the main theme…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi Feb 6, 2012.


I have decided to post some lecturer-discussion-notes, which were prepared and presented by Bret (See page 2) in one of the writing workshops at WITS University. As I said, these are simply notes,…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi Sep 14, 2010.

A Little Help...Goes a long Way in Starting PhD studies 2 Replies

Often times, PhD students are left on their own to figure out more about the direction of their studies. The assumption is that most PhD studies are conversant--at their level-- with issues…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi. Last reply by Bilola Theresia S.Doh Aug 19, 2010.

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Comment by Dr. Fibian Lukalo on October 19, 2012 at 22:27

Necessary to publish etc but as African scholars we ought to strive to get our work out to influence academic thought eg

The 2012 African Author Prize was awarded to Samson A. Bezabeh for the article Citizenship and the Logic of Sovereignty in Djibouti.

The 2012 African Author Prize runner-up was J. Shola Omotola for Elections and democratic transition in Nigeria under the Fourth Republic.

The 2010 African Author Prize was awarded to George M. Bob-Milliar for the article Chieftaincy, Diaspora, and Development: The Institution of Nkusuohene in Ghana.

Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on February 9, 2012 at 11:55

come on people, let us discuss, we need to write articles for journals...

Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on February 7, 2012 at 22:06

I hope that you searched the website for journals, where you want to publish your article. Try starting your search at SAGE publication and

Comment by Assefa Tefera Dibaba on December 16, 2011 at 5:01

Greetings all.

What a great idea!

We can really make difference if we creatively generate ideas and stay focused! We can critically think then what it is that the  (primary) sources of our info during our research, the general public as this is usually the case, benefit out of the research once we present the study and gone? Just the mere acknowledgement? It is difficult to say fair. Can the research be put back to use to change their live in some practical way? We have every obligation to think of this, we studying in Africa or Abroad.

Comment by Dr. Christine Glover-Walton on February 12, 2011 at 2:33

I think that former students at Afican universities should be included in the group. After all, they have had the experience and have survived.



Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on October 11, 2010 at 19:09
This week, we shall be discussing how to write your findings. We assume that you have already written your chapters on introduction, methodology, literature review, etc. We would like you to contribute some of the things you need to take into consideration when writing your findings...send your contributions to the group on PHD students in African Universities
Comment by Millicent Musyoka on September 8, 2010 at 1:15
I found quality data collected on young children by an organization that was doing a longitudinal study on young children. I would like to use a portion of this data but is was collected in 1990s. I would like to use the data to study an aspect of child development in particular play interactions. Any suggestions if this data can still be used to used. Any articles or references that I can read related on using data previously collected.
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on September 2, 2010 at 0:35
Starting this Friday, we shall be looking at DISCOURSE CONTENT ANALYSIS, if you are interested in this subject, make your contribution to our group: PHD Students/Other Scholars In African Universities
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on September 2, 2010 at 0:30
Thank you ALL for your contributions on ABSTRACT writing. Below are the main features of an ABSTRACT:
- Purpose of study
- Methods used in the study
- Results/Findings of the study
- Conclusions and/or recommendations
Suggested readings: Clark, I.L. (2007). Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: Entering the conversation. USA. Prentice Hall.
Also, you can read the example of abtract on this page
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on August 27, 2010 at 20:11
Andre, thanx for your contributions, can others comment on Andre's suggestions please with regards to the major components of AN ABSTRACT!!!

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