Evaluating Faculty Teaching of Research Methodology to Undergraduate Geography Students in a Nigerian University

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The effective ways of teaching research methods to students is a process closely connected to socializing students towards writing an effective research project before graduation and determines how successful and effective they are in conducting individualized research. Several factors apart from setting up a successful learning community are essential, but competencies determine faculty effectiveness. This paper appraises students’ evaluation of faculty (SEF). It evaluates students’ perception of competencies required by faculty in teaching research methodology to undergraduate geography students at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. Using a questionnaire to gather data for the study, the paper argues that by evaluating the performance of faculty members, their knowledge, expertise, skills, and by applying certain adaptation mechanisms in teaching, the experience and effectiveness of teaching students’ research methodology can be significantly improved. The authors use this medium to encourage colleges and universities, education planners and policy makers in Nigeria of the need to introduce and carry out SEF along side other evaluation techniques in determining faculty performances and effectiveness.

DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2010091103

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@article{Ololube2010EvaluatingFT, title={Evaluating Faculty Teaching of Research Methodology to Undergraduate Geography Students in a Nigerian University}, author={Nwachukwu Prince Ololube and Andrew Egba Ubogu and Daniel Elemchukwu Egbezor and Ugbomah Nwachukwu}, journal={IJICTE}, year={2010}, volume={6}, pages={30-44} }