Social science in the Arab world, Turkey and Iran: Determinants, state and potentials
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The purpose of this position paper is to point out ideas and raise issues regarding the research environment in the Arab region. Research environment in any society is a function of two interrelated factors: research input and research output; i.e., competent research product —books, articles reports is the outcome of good research input. The latter consists of multiple factors, which are: research personnel, research institutes, and funding. An important underlying factor of the research input is the education system.