THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING ON NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH WORKS (A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA)
Social Networking is a structure made up of individuals or organizations referred to as nodes and are connected by one or more specific types of interdependencies. Such interdependencies may include: friendships, kinships, sexual relationships, belief relationships, knowledge, etc. Knowledge is a discovery or invention made by an individual or group. When this knowledge is propagated so that others may learn about it, then that may lead to scientific knowledge which is the subject of this study. It is strongly believed that social networking sites are made possible due to the existence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The study intends to investigate the effects of social networking on scientific knowledge in Nigerian University with University of Abuja as the case study. The choice of the case study is because only University of Abuja has fairly equal representations of students from every nook and cranny of the Nigeria nation. The study deployed the administration of questionnaires to collect data from students who are involved is social networking. These data would be analyzed to arrive at a conclusion.