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Social Science Research| What, How, Why, and When at CUT



Social Science Research| What, How, Why, and When at CUT

Social Science Research| What, How, Why, and When at CUT. The CUT Faculty of Humanities delved into the depths of social science research during their prestigious annual seminar, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

On October 21, 2023, the Faculty of Humanities at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CUT) hosted its much-anticipated annual research seminar. This event served as a platform for faculty members, academic staff, and postgraduate students to showcase their research endeavors and exchange ideas on advancing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research within the humanities.

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Prof. Neli Feza, the Dean of Humanities, underscored the significance of research in driving teaching and learning, particularly in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She emphasized the role of research in informing curriculum development and ensuring the relevance of education in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Humanities| Bridging the Gap Between Man and Machine

In his address, Prof. Laetus Lategan, Director of Research, emphasized the pivotal role of humanities in navigating the intersection of humanity and technology. He commended the faculty for its contributions to research excellence and encouraged continued efforts in leveraging the arts to shape societal perceptions and drive sustainable development goals.

Unlocking Research Potential| Tools and Strategies

Keynote speaker Prof. Johannes Cronje Dean of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, shared valuable insights and tools for crafting research proposals efficiently. He introduced the ABC instant research generator and emphasized the importance of coherence and clarity in research objectives.

Navigating Social Science Research| The Four Key Questions

Prof. Cronje highlighted the fundamental questions of social science research: What, How, Why, and When. He stressed the importance of defining research objectives and selecting appropriate research paradigms to ensure coherence and relevance.


The CUT Faculty of Humanities’ annual research seminar provided a platform for insightful discussions and knowledge sharing in the field of social science research. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and embracing innovative research methodologies, the faculty continues to play a vital role in shaping the future of education and societal development.

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