Investigation of Research Barriers and Challenges in University from the Perspective of Faculty Members of Kermanshah City


1 Ph.D. Student of knowledge and Information science of Payame Noor University

2 Faculty Member of Payame Noor University

3 Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd Branch, Iran


This study has been conducted with the aim of surveying the barriers and challenges of research in universities from the perspective of faculty members (Islamic Azad and Payam-e Nour, Razi, Medical Sciences) in Kermanshah done. Questionnaire being used in this research is Barriers and challenges from the perspective of research at universities Retrieved from master thesis, it was based on Likert type, which Barriers divided into 6 categories include of financial barriers, academic, personal, facilities, professional and managerial. The sample size was calculated by using the Cochran formula which the number 253 was obtained. Tests being used for analyzing the achieved data include: One-sample t-test, multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA was used. Achieved result show that, except barriers facilities, other variables were considered serious obstacles in the way of research. Also none of the variables of the study were not significantly different in terms of gender, personal and managerial. In addition, financial barriers are significant differences among teachers. Thus it could be said that There are many ways to improve conditions in the production of knowledge, including: increased use of research results in universities, institutes and departments, an increased attention on ethics in research activities and most importantly increased group research work.