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Challenges of and possible solutions to educational research and evaluation in Nigeria.

Onuka, Adams O.U.; Onabamiro, Adesoye T.

Abstract:
This study was carried out to investigate the challenges facing educational researchers and evaluators in Nigeria and to find possible solutions to the challenges of educational research and evaluation. Three questions were thus addressed. One hundred and forty-three subjects (academics) proportionately selected from four universities were used. A 30-item questionnaire constructed and validated by the researchers was employed in collecting data used in the study. Out of the 20 types of challenges that were identified only one was not a serious challenge to educational researching and evaluation ie. time constraint. The 19 others were considered serious challenges. These include: lack of acdemic integrity on the part of some researchers, non-cooperation by respondents, responses are not based on knowledge of inquiries made, inadequate funding of research and evaluation (R & E), inadequate knowledge of the essence of R & E, lack of community interest in R & E, conflict between objectives of some R & E and local customs among others. It was recommended that machinery of ensuring research and evaluation policy formulation and implementation should be established, that ethical code for conduct of R & E be evolved and that R & E be adequately funded.

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Document Title: Challenges of and possible solutions to educational research and evaluation in Nigeria.
Institution: Institute of Education, University of Ibadan
City and Country: Ibadan, Nigeria


Date:2009
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Research, Research Capacity, Academic Values, Evaluation, Educational Development, Research and Development R&D, Nigeria, University of Ibadan


File Size:96 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:29 September 2009


Onuka, Adams O.U.; Onabamiro, Adesoye T. (2009). Challenges of and possible solutions to educational research and evaluation in Nigeria.Ibadan: Institute of Education, University of Ibadan.