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The Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Research Output of Scientist in Two Selected Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes

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Author Olalekan Abraham Adekunjo (CLN), Saturday Ebohon, Saheed Abiola Hamzat
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 568-573
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 5
Issue Date June 01, 2013
Publishing Date June 01, 2013
Keywords Information and Communications Technology; Information Literacy; Research Institutes; Research Output; Staff Training



Abstract

This paper focuses on the impact of ICT on research output of scientists in selected research institutes in Edo State, Nigeria. Adopted for the study was the descriptive survey research design in which questionnaire was used as the main instrument for data gathering. The population of the study comprised of the scientists in two Nigerian Research Institutes (The Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research and Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, Edo State of Nigeria). The study shows that usage of computer, television, GSM, internet and printer ranked highest among the ICTs tools in the Institutes, majority of the scientists parade very high level of proficiency in the use of ICT in rendering research activities in the Institutes, the positive influence of ICT and staff training on research outputs of the scientists was very high. The study therefore recommends among others, that sufficient funds should be made available for acquisition of standard ICT facilities in the institutes and that training and re-training of scientists should be intensified, for the purpose of skill acquisition that will result to productivity.


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