Skills for collecting research data, analytical skills, and lecturer job effectiveness at Nigerian universities


  • Ebenezer Jegede Oluwafemi Department of Political Science and Public Administration,Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Bernard D. Otu University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria


Research data gathering skills, Analytical skills, Educational research


This study sought to examine research data gathering skill, analytical skill and lecturers’ Job effectiveness in two Universities in Nigeria, namely University of Calabar of Cross River State, and Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. The choice of these two Universities is to balance the equation of the research on both the public and private universities.  Literature review was both empirical and theoretical. The design used was causal comparative (Ex-Post-Facto). Two null hypotheses formulated to direct the investigation. The population of the study was 1856, from the two Universities. The instrument for data collection was constructed by the researchers using a four likert scale questionnaire titled; Skills for Collecting Research Data, Analytical Skills, and Lecturer Job Effectiveness at Nigerian Universities. The face and content validity was checked by experts in Measurement and Evaluation who vetted the items developed. The reliability of the instrument was trial tested using the Cronbach Alpha method and the co-efficient ranged from .71 to .86. The stratified sample technique was used to sample 420 lecturers, for the study. Statistical tool employed for data analysis was the simple linear regression at 0.05 level of significance, with 341 degree of freedom. The result of the analysis revealed that research data gathering skill, analytical skill significantly relate with lecturers’ Job effectiveness. It was recommended that regular seminars and workshops on research be organized for academics to update and sustain their skills in research.