Action Research serves as a social change apparatus: Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Tom Borsen

National and international scholars and researchers have mandated research for enhance quality paradigms, upgrade life and ameliorate human condition all over the globe. They have emphasized that service of mankind should serve as cynosure of all research engagement the world over; adding that the given effort should also be brought to act as an antidote against rising poverty, unemployment and other deadly problems facing humanity.

This they said at the first International Workshop on Action an Qualitative Research jointly organized by Sindh University Institute of Business Administration and SU office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC). This international seminar has been the first of its kind hosted by SU-IBA in forty years of the institute annals; wherein, two international academicians of world repute Dr. John Anderson, Professor, Department of People and Technology; Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark and Tom Holmgaard Borsen, Associate Professor Planning, Anthropology and Sustainable Design, Alborg University, Denmark enlightened the audience on the workshop theme. SU vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat presided over the event.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Burfat, in his presidential remarks, observed that almost all problems confronting man in the modern times were created by men themselves and men must accept and uphold the responsibility to resolve the same.

“I reckon research as a most rapid, reliable and authentic instrument to find answers to the complexities the planet earth suffers today”, the vice chancellor said.

Dr. Burfat also extended warm welcome to the visiting European scholars, thanked them for their time and effort and felicitated the organizers upon successful organization of the workshop.

Dr. Anderson elaborated multiple dimensions and dynamics of action research and convincingly traced out its inevitable links to social development, illustrating as to how research would pave the path for industrial and corporate uplift; and consequently lead towards bringing into being lucrative job markets.

Dr. Tom Borsen shed light on the methodologies, research review practices, and execution of study projects.

The workshop culminated at an intellectually-exciting presenter-participant interaction in form of question and answers.

Director SU-IBA Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah, workshop coordinators Dr. Mushtaq Ali Jariko, Dr. Tania Mushtaq and Institute faculty Dr. Intizar Hussain Lashari were also present during this interface.