Journal of Research in Social Sciences (JRSS)
The Journal of Research in Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary peer review journal. It is published twicely in a year by the Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) (Islamabad, Pakistan) under the patron leadership of the Rector of NUML.
JRSS has a team of reputable academic experts of their specific areas as members of its editorial board. The aim of JRSS is to provide a platform for academic researchers, social scientists and teachers and students to share their intellectual efforts and disseminate their results and to promote researches in the field of educational research through providing opportunities for print and online access to quality material for all those who are interested in the field of research in social sciences.
It is heartening to note that the Journal of research in
social sciences has been warmly received by the international community of
scholars also and a high proportion of foreign contributors in the present issue
is a positive sign of accept ability and credibility of the scholarly status of
the Journal of research in social sciences. I appreciate the efforts of all the
members of the editorial staff and the evaluators, of the articles from within
and outside Pakistan. Their dedication has produced quality research work to set
a pace for the future research effort in the field of scholarly research in
social sciences. I sincerely believe that the social sciences are capable of
meeting the felt needs of a knowledge based society to attain an equilibrium
between the dimensions of newly emerging disciplines and their proper
utilization in social setups to keep the societies vibrant healthy and strong.
There is a perennial challenge for all researchers to undertake curricular
engineering tasks in the light of development in almost every area of interest
to human kind, and this task is especially arduous in the world of today when
human knowledge and human needs are increasing in geometric proportions.
Probably the most notable example of knowledge for the sake of utility is
available in the Socratic age when the harmony between knowledge and its social
utility was first practiced. The trivium included three subjects namely
language, its grammar and its rhetorical use. A full grasp over the language of
communication in a democratic society was the most pressing need and trinium
became the stapple food for all the school goers. As their social needs grew the
subjects of quadrivium namely astronomy, music, arithmetic and geometry were
introduced to make the national curriculum harmonious and knowledge became
intrinsically related to the social needs.
Our times are beset with a host of problems relating to harmonization of new
knowledge areas and new societal needs; a knowledge based society is the order
of the day and the social scientists have to make strenuous efforts to harness
all useful knowledge for the service of mankind. The natural scientists have
given their best and it is upto the social scientist to absorb this scientific
and technical knowledge with evervigilant eye for its utility to build a new
human civilization. Social researchers, therefore, have a tremendous challenge
ahead to entwine the informational and humanistic knowledge as well.