Integration of technology in social science research in higher education institutions in Nigeria
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Faculty of Education Kampala International University of Tanzania Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Technology integration in educational delivery and in other human endeavours has helped in diverse ways to change how things are done efficiently. It has also played a vital role in conducting, analyzing and reporting of research thereby enhancing research outcomes and utilization. Despite the usefulness of technology integration in research and in educational delivery, there seem to be a dearth of empirical information concerning technology integration in research in social sciences among lecturers in the universities. The study, therefore, assesses the level of technology integration in research studies in social sciences in the universities. Four research questions were formulated and answered. The study employed survey design. The population of the study consisted of all categories of lecturers in all the departments in social sciences faculties across Nigerian private universities. 200 respondents were purposively selected. A self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data for the study while data analysis was done using simple percentages. The study revealed among other things, that internet and SPSS are the most available technology to researchers, high level of awareness of usefulness of technology integration in research; internet and SPSS are the most commonly used technology; and that technology integration in social sciences research is facing a barrage of challenges in Nigeria. Consequently, the study recommended that efforts should be made to scale up funding of higher institutions in Nigeria to enable them procure necessary technological tools for research and other education activities. Similarly, efforts should be made to address all barriers to technology integration in research.
Integration , Technology , Social Science , Research , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ememe, P.I. (2018). Integration of technology in social science research in higher education institutions in Nigeria. KIU Journal of Education, 13 (2), 101-117.