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International Publications of Social Scientists in Universities:Responding to Global Changes in Knowledge Production

Philippine Social Science in the previous century was predominantly applied, and mainly concerned with addressing the problems of Philippine society. Bautista (1999) observed that during the time, "activities of most social scientists reflected the value they attached to linking scholarship to the amelioration of Philippine conditions" (p.393).

There are several implications of this approach to doing social science. The first is that the research and knowledge production functions of social science were not emphasized as much as doing applied work in the form of community, and social concerns (c.f. Bautista, 2000).

Second, the research and knowledge production outputs of Philippine social scientists also emphasized this applied orientation as reflected in the choice of research topics and research problems, and perhaps more importantly, in the "atheoretical character of research or the absence of theories developed by social scientists" (Bautista, 1999, p.393). This is particularly reflected in specific social science disciplines such as pychology (Bernardo, 1997, 2001) and sociology (Bautista, 19947; Porio, 2009).

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