Patrick Ngulube

Patrick Ngulube (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. His research interests include research design and methodology, indigenous knowledge systems, knowledge management, records management, application of information and communication technologies, e-government, and the preservation of access to information. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals on various subjects including field methods and indigenous knowledge systems. He is National Research Foundation of South Africa rated researcher.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science
Patrick Ngulube. © 2022. 737 pages.
Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of...
The Movement of Mixed Methods Research and the Role of Information Science Professionals
Patrick Ngulube. © 2022. 31 pages.
Mixed methods research integrates qualitative and quantitative research approaches in many or all phases of a study to comprehensively address a research problem by collecting...
Using Simple and Complex Mixed Methods Research Designs to Understand Research in Information Science
Patrick Ngulube. © 2022. 27 pages.
Mixed methods research combines qualitative and quantitative research approaches to describe multiple realities. After identifying a research problem and concluding that it can...
Knowledge Sharing and the Improvement of Service Delivery in an Academic Library
Tšeole Emmanuel Tahleho, Patrick Ngulube. © 2022. 13 pages.
Knowledge can play an important role in ascertaining an organization’s competitive edge if the knowledge of employees is nurtured and utilized as an asset with a potential to...
Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research
Patrick Ngulube. © 2020. 639 pages.
In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable...
Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices in Indigenous Organizations in South Africa and Tanzania
Edda Tandi Lwoga, Patrick Ngulube, Christine Stilwell. © 2020. 21 pages.
Traditional communities have a highly developed knowledge system. They struggle, however, to lobby for critical issues as this knowledge is not documented. The chapter addresses...
Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Library and Information Science Education in Anglophone Eastern and Southern Africa
Patrick Ngulube. © 2020. 24 pages.
There is need to re-examine the inclusion or exclusion of indigenous knowledge (IK) in the university curriculum in sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Western scientific knowledge on...
Conceptualizing the Knowledge of Traditional and Indigenous Communities Using Informetrics Approaches
Patrick Ngulube, Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha. © 2020. 27 pages.
Interest in indigenous knowledge is growing because of its potential to promote and sustain development activities. Inspite of the recognition of the significance of indigenous...
Theory and Theorising in Information Science Scholarship
Patrick Ngulube. © 2020. 22 pages.
Theory is one of the major pillars of research. Methodologies as another pillar assist in theory testing and construction. Theories help to explain reality, which is the subject...
(Re)Considering Information Science Research: Embracing Transformative Intent
Norma Ruth Arlene Romm, Patrick Ngulube. © 2020. 21 pages.
This chapter provides an epistemological and ethical justification for (re)considering information science in terms of its potential to contribute to the way in which...
The Movement of Mixed Methods Research and the Role of Information Science Professionals
Patrick Ngulube. © 2020. 31 pages.
Mixed methods research integrates qualitative and quantitative research approaches in many or all phases of a study to comprehensively address a research problem by collecting...
Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion, and Public Programming for Memory Institutions
Patrick Ngulube. © 2019. 453 pages.
Memory institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums collect, arrange, describe, and preserve their collections and holdings in order to make them accessible to the...
Doing More With Less: Application of Soft Power Theory to Enhance Visibility and Accessibility of Public Archives in a Resource-Strained Environment
Jonathan Mukwevho, Mpho Ngoepe, Patrick Ngulube. © 2019. 30 pages.
Providing access and usage are the reason for existence of memory institutions such as archive repositories. Despite the importance of the visibility and accessibility of public...
Global Perspectives on the Challenges and Prospects of Accessing and Using Documentary Heritage
Forget Chaterera, Patrick Ngulube. © 2019. 20 pages.
The ability of national archival institutions to make available the documentary heritage in their custody is the sole basis for justification of their existence and relevance in...
Moving Forward and Making a Difference in Archival Institutions Through a Multifaceted Approach to Public Programming
Patrick Ngulube. © 2019. 24 pages.
Traditionally, archival institutions neglected building relationships with their constituencies and focused on other operational functions. There are number of strategies that...
Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation
Patrick Ngulube. © 2018. 508 pages.
Archives, museums, and libraries are pivotal to the management and preservation of any society's heritage. Heritage assets should be systematically managed by putting in...
Overcoming the Difficulties Associated With Using Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Heritage Studies
Patrick Ngulube. © 2018. 23 pages.
This chapter discusses the use of conceptual and theoretical frameworks in social science research with a focus on heritage studies. Incorporating theory or developing a...
Using Action Research to Develop a Public Programming Strategy for Heritage Assets, With an Example From South Africa
Patrick Ngulube. © 2018. 27 pages.
The literature on action research and how it should be applied is extensive. However, this chapter is not intended to be a substitute for or to provide a synopsis of the...
Handbook of Research on Theoretical Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Developing Countries
Patrick Ngulube. © 2017. 516 pages.
There has been a growth in the use, acceptance, and popularity of indigenous knowledge. High rates of poverty and a widening economic divide is threatening the accessibility to...
Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries
Patrick Ngulube. © 2017. 462 pages.
Knowledge systems are an essential aspect to the preservation of a community’s culture. In developing countries, this community-based knowledge has significant influence on such...
Application and Contribution of Hermeneutic and Eidetic Phenomenology to Indigenous Knowledge Research
Patrick Ngulube, Beatrice Ngulube. © 2017. 29 pages.
Many scholars on indigenous research advocate research approaches that negate western research traditions. Although phenomenology is part and parcel of the classical western...
Conceptualizing the Knowledge of Traditional and Indigenous Communities Using Informetrics Approaches
Patrick Ngulube, Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha. © 2017. 27 pages.
Interest in indigenous knowledge is growing because of its potential to promote and sustain development activities. Inspite of the recognition of the significance of indigenous...
Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Library and Information Science Education in Anglophone Eastern and Southern Africa
Patrick Ngulube. © 2017. 24 pages.
There is need to re-examine the inclusion or exclusion of indigenous knowledge (IK) in the university curriculum in sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Western scientific knowledge on...
Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices in Indigenous Organizations in South Africa and Tanzania
Edda Tandi Lwoga, Patrick Ngulube, Christine Stilwell. © 2017. 21 pages.
Traditional communities have a highly developed knowledge system. They struggle, however, to lobby for critical issues as this knowledge is not documented. The chapter addresses...
An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean Model to Examine Factors for E-Government Adoption in the Selected Districts of Tanzania
Mercy Mlay Komba, Patrick Ngulube. © 2015. 12 pages.
This study tests the model of information system success proposed by DeLone and McLean using data that was collected in three selected districts of Tanzania. A survey was...