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Perception about utilization of scientific information by policy makers in science and technology sector in Nigeria

Nwagwu, Williams; Iheanaetu, Olamma

Abstract:
The main theme of this paper is the failure of Nigerian policy makers or government to use scientific research in the development of state policies.  This study therefore investigates the use, availability and accessibility as well as constraints to using scientific information in policy making. The authors use a survey method to collect data from policy makers in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.  They conclude that both universities as well as the Ministry should make use of institutional repositories that stores scientific information and this should be linked to those who supply or use information.         

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Document Title: Perception about utilization of scientific information by policy makers in science and technology sector in Nigeria
No. of Pages: 24


Document Type:Journal Article (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Scientific Research, Government, Policy, Policy Making, Nigeria


File Size:107 KB
Rights:Permission granted by authors.
Additional information:Forthcoming. The paper is still in the peer review cycle and is expected to be published by Information Development
Date Added:29 January 2008


Nwagwu, Williams; Iheanaetu, Olamma (2007). Perception about utilization of scientific information by policy makers in science and technology sector in Nigeria, Information Development : 1-24