Lecturers’ Perception of Strategies for Enhancing Business Education Research in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

James Okoro


Business education programme seems to have been faced with inadequate qualitative research in tertiary
institution in Nigeria. The study therefore, assessed the strategies for enhancing Business Education research.
Two research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. A 66 item questionnaire was administered to 164
colleges of education and 109 lecturers of universities in South South Nigeria making a total of 273 lecturers.
The research questions were answered using mean and while z-test was used to test the null hypotheses. The
findings revealed that the inability of students to source current literature, poor knowledge of research
procedures by supervisors, poor knowledge of research procedures by students are some of the constraints
affecting business education research. The findings also revealed that students’ ability to source current literature,
knowledge of research procedures by supervisors and knowledge of research procedure by students can enhance
business education research. It was recommended that regular workshops and seminars should be organized for
lecturers and students on how to supervise and write projects respectively; researchers should ensure that quality
information is generated from the study being investigated.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jel.v2n4p102

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