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Fiji does not have a deep culture of research: AG

August 29, 2018 12:56 am

Fiji does not have a deep culture of research and critical analysis carried out by various people is limited to socioeconomic imperatives.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says research can sometimes be limited, depending on the ability of one’s open mindedness.

Speaking at the the Pacific People’s Research Skills Symposium in Suva this morning, Sayed-Khaiyum says that many academics try and fit their research into a particular mind set.

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“It’s very critical and important for us to ensure that when people do get out and do research, when they do talk about topics – they need to have that level of independence and they need to have that level of open mindedness. To be able to carry out research we have to have an open mind about it. You cannot beholden to any particular position even before you start your research and that’s very critical.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also highlighted that many analysis is obligated to personalization and is ethnic driven.

He claims that this is very much ingrained into some research systems.

Representatives from various organization’s research team were urged to break down the level of mentalization that exists within themselves before carrying out their research.

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