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Research Output Analysis for Universities of Technology in Nigeria

Okagbue, H. I. and Opanuga, A. A. and Oguntunde, P.E. and Adamu, Patience I. and Iroham, C.O. and Adebay, Angie O.I. (2018) Research Output Analysis for Universities of Technology in Nigeria. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 12. pp. 105-109.

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Research outputs of universities are often used for the determination of their ranking, prestige and impact among competing partners across the globe. This research focused on the qualitative analysis of research outputs, based on 27 identified research areas, for universities of technologies in Nigeria. The 27 subject areas of the top ten universities of Nigeria were obtained from Scopus database. Universities having less than two hundred documents were not included. Ranking and statistical methods were used for data analysis. The result showed that the research outputs from the universities of technology in Nigeria were poor especially when compared with other African countries like Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, and Algeria and so on. Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Medicine were identified as subject areas of high research output. The universities seem to perform poorly in 3 core science areas which are chemistry, physics and mathematics. Recommendations were made based on the findings of this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometrics, Nigeria, rank, ranking analytics, Scopus, statistics, subject
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2021 21:35
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 21:35

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