Dr Imo Martin Obot
In spite of many eﬀorts put into education, many social problems still remain unresolved. Some scholars blame this on the inability of educational researches to predict exactly on social problems and oﬀer precise solutions. To be eﬀective, such scholars hold that education should adopt the scientiﬁc model of research. This study was aimed at the study of the philosophical issues surrounding enhancing capacity for problem solving in education through adoption of scientiﬁc model without reference to its peculiarity as a discipline that deals with human persons. Philosophical analytical approach was adopted for this study. Studies reviewed indicated that scientiﬁc study procedure lacks the claimed capacity for precision and prediction. Therefore it was concluded that scientiﬁc research model may not be the sole solution to the problem of ineﬃciency in education process. Educational research should be integral and inclusive to address the many faces of human and environmental problems. It was concluded that researches in education may not always follow the procedures of the sciences and social sciences because of the peculiar nature of education. It was recommended, among others, that educational researchers should avoid forcing quantitative and experimental approaches to research on education when qualitative approach is needed.