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Academic discipline, sex and research skills application of graduate students in Cross river state, Nigeria


EKPOTO David Francis BASSEY Pascal ODIONG Jacob Esu

Rok publikování 2020
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Journal of the Social Sciences
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Klíčová slova Academic discipline; Graduate students; Research skills; Sex
Popis This study analysed the influence of academic discipline and sex on research skills application of graduate students in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of the study one null hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted using a sample of 60 vetted M.Ed. theses from Faculties of Education in University of Calabar and Cross River State University of Technology in 2017/2018 session, through purposive sampling technique. The instrument used for collecting data for the study was a 36-item postgraduate students’ research skills analysis rating scale (PGSRSARS)on six major research skills (problem articulation, literature search, instrument construction and validation, data collection and analysis, reporting and referencing). Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypothesis at the .05 level of significance. The results of the study revealed that: the interaction of graduate students’ sex and academic discipline do not significantly influence their application of research skills in terms of: the six major skills considered in the study. Based on this finding, the study concluded that on individual basis, graduate students’ academic discipline significantly influences their application of research skills while their sex does not. The study recommended thatregular seminars and workshops should be organized for graduate students of all academic disciplines to sharpen their skills in research.