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Pages: 2986-2992
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

FACTORS UNDERMINING THE QUALITY OF BUSINESS EDUCATION RESEARCH IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

T. Umoru

Kwara State University (NIGERIA)
Research is a systematic investigation towards increasing the sum of human knowledge. Research in business education is aimed at increasing knowledge in the discipline and providing solutions to problems relating to curriculum, program evaluation and overall improvement in the teaching and learning process. There is no doubt that very high quality research in business education would lead to improvement in educational practice which Nigeria needs direly in order to break into the bracket of the twenty most developed economies in the year 2020. This study explored the factors undermining the quality of business education research in Nigeria tertiary institutions. The researcher constructed 32 questionnaire items from research reports relevant to the study. The questionnaires were validated using Cronbach Alpha which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.78. A total of 130 questionnaire items were administered on 72, 28 and 30 business educators from Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and universities in Nigeria respectively and all the questionnaires were completed and retrieved. The Research Question “what are the factors undermining the quality of business education research in Nigeria tertiary institutions ?” was answered using mean rating and standard deviation. The Hypothesis of no significant difference in the mean responses of business educators from Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities was tested using Analysis of Variance. The study revealed that all the factors studied undermined the quality of business education research in Nigeria tertiary institutions. It was recommended, among others, that researchers in the field of business education should ensure that only quality information is used in the research process so that research results would significantly influence changes in the directions desired.
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author = {Umoru, T.},
title = {FACTORS UNDERMINING THE QUALITY OF BUSINESS EDUCATION RESEARCH IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
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T. Umoru (2012) FACTORS UNDERMINING THE QUALITY OF BUSINESS EDUCATION RESEARCH IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2986-2992.
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