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This book titled: “Educational Research and Data Processing Techniques” discusses the principles, procedures and techniques for conducting research in order to equip the new generation of students and researchers with knowledge and skills for research. It contains the essential ingredients for carrying out credible research. In this remarkable book, all aspects of the research enterprise are covered starting from the basic definition of research itself, types of research, and methodological issues in research to data processing techniques especially the application of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) in the analysis and interpretation of results output of statistical data. The authors of this book have demonstrated high degree of expertise and experience in the documentation of their knowledge in the research terrain. The book is therefore a must read for students, teachers and researchers in tertiary institutions.
Dr. Moses Chukwugi Ossai is an experienced lecturer in educational research and project supervision. He holds a Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling Psychology (2005) of the Delta State University, Abraka in addition to M.Ed (Guidance and Counselling Psychology, 1991) and B.Ed (2nd Class Upper Division, 1988) both of the University of Benin, Benin City. He also has a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE Distinction, 1984) of the College of Education, Agbor, then affiliated to the Institute of Education, University of Benin, Benin City. He has worked in the University of Lagos and Delta State University Abraka as Tutor and Counsellor but presently, he is a Chief Lecturer/Associate Professor and Director of Educational Support Services at Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He was appointed Associate Professor of Psychology by University Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan in 2013 when he went for his Sabbatical Leave there. He has been teaching educational research and statistics courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as supervised their research projects since 2006. He has published in reputable international journals on issues of educational research.
NATHANIEL ETHE (Chief Lecturer) holds Ph.D in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He has taught different courses in the field of Education for over 14 years. Dr. Ethe has carried out several research studies which are published in learned journals (Local and International). His published books include: Principles of Educational Measurement and Evaluation: Handbook for Teachers and Students and Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology: Handbook for Students and Education Practitioners (Co-Author). He has held several academic positions in the college and currently he is the Director, University of Benin affiliate Degree Programme. Dr. Ethe is a member of different professional bodies and he is married with children.
The book provides some useful insights into issues in management of the Nigerian economy in the twenty first century. These issues attracted much concern in the last quarter of the last century, yet the fundamental challenges have remained seemingly intractable. This necessitates more research to resolve these unresolved issues. The twenty- two chapters in this book address some of these issues and proffer some useful public policy measures that can be implemented in the management of the Nigerian economy with the goal achieving sustainable development of the economy. The book is divided into six parts. Part one provides the general introduction to the book. Part two addresses issues in public sector and fiscal policy. Part three focuses on external sector and debt. Part four covers the issues of political economy, economic growth and finance, while part five focuses on real sector of the economy. Lastly, part six addresses issues of poverty, gender and environment.
This book offers a unique and practical approach to research design, data collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and graphical presentation of results. Its combination of simplicity and thoroughness, removes the impenetrable myth surrounding biostatistics and graphical representation of research data. Biological data have evolved from the primordial qualitative form to the contemporary quantitative format subjectable to statistically testable hypotheses. The step by step approach to parametric and nonparametric statistics using manual and computer packages, and the simplified interpretation of computer-generated results make this book appealing to Students (Undergraduates and Postgraduates), Lecturers, all true Researchers and Environmental Scientists, cutting across all disciplines (Biophysical, Social and Health).
Anthony Ekata Ogbeibu is a Professor in the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and a former Hon. Commissioner for Works and Transport in Edo State. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Benin in 1991 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 1991. He has published widely in both Local and International Journals. He is an Editor and Reviewer for renowned International Journals and has served as External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology and Environmental Sciences in many Nigerian Universities.
He has been involved in the teaching of Biostatistics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 1991 in the University of Benin. He is a Consultant Environmentalist and Biostatistician, and has been conducting Computer Training in Biostatistics/Biomedical Statistics for Resident Doctors in Teaching Hospitals, Personnel in Research Institutes and Environmental Companies in Nigeria. He is married with children.
Dr. Ossai, Moses Chukwugi is an experienced lecturer in Educational Research, Guidance and Counselling. He holds a Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling Psychology (2005) of the Delta State University, Abraka in addition to M.Ed in Guidance and Counselling Psychology, (1991), and B.Ed (2nd Class Upper Division, 1998) both from the University of Benin, Benin City. He also has a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) with Distinction, (1984) obtained from the College of Education, Agbor, then affiliated to the Institute of Education, University of Benin, Benin City. He has worked in the University of Lagos and Delta State University, Abraka, as Tutor and Counsellor, but at present, he is a Chief Lecturer/Associate Professor and Director of Academic Planning at Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He was appointed Associate Professor of Psychology by University Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan in 2013, when he went for his Sabbatical Leave there. He has been teaching courses in Educational Research and Statistics, Guidance and Counselling Psychology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has been supervising research projects since 2006. He has published extensively in reputable international journals and textbooks on educational issues.
Ethe, Nathaniel (Chief Lecturer) holds a Ph.D in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He has taught different courses in the field of Education for over 15 years, Dr. Ethe has carried out several research studies which are published in learned journals (Local and International). His published books include: Principles of Educational Measurement and Evaluation: Handbook for Teachers and Students, Educational Research and Data Processing Techniques (Co-Author) and Fundamentals of Development Psychology: Handbook for Students and Education Practitioners (Co-Author). He has held several academic positions in the College and currently he is the Director, University of Benin affiliate Degree Programme. Dr. Ethe is a member of different professional bodies and he is married with children.
Financial accounting permeates all facets of today’s social and commercial endeavours. A thorough acquaintance with this subject is, therefore, becoming a necessity for a wide range of individuals. Although this book is primarily addressed to university and polytechnic students as well as candidates who are preparing for professional examinations in accounting, finance, business and related disciplines, it is a compelling reading material for all cadres of managerial staff as well as other professionals who either seek to be able to read and interpret financial statements relating to their own organizations, or to have a reasonable appreciation of accounting numbers to guide their investment decisions.
This third edition, while preserving the earlier features of the book, has updated the material presented in the earlier editions, particularly with regard to changes brought about by new legislations, new pronouncements by the accounting profession and new best practices, especially those contained in the prevailing accounting and financial reporting standards.
The author is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting and Business Finance, having taught and researched in these related fields for several decades. He combines both professional and academic experience. He was in industry for more than a decade before going on to make a career in academics. His industrial experience spans the oil and gas industry, capital market operations, investment banking and business advisory, while his academic career consists of over four decades of teaching and researching in several universities both in Nigeria and overseas. During his academic career he rose to the position of Vice-Chancellor of a first generation university.
Emeritus Professor Anao is widely published. He has authored or co-authored several books used in tertiary institutions and in the professional accounting and finance world, as well as a large number of journal articles. He has been editor or editor-in-chief of 14 journals. He brings his extremely versatile exposure to bear on the unique style of presentation adopted in this book, which is essentially a beginner’s text. He holds the firm belief that a sound foundation in accounting is essential to a successful professional/ academic career in that field. This is attested to by very many of his former students who are now Professors in universities or Captains of industry, both within and outside Nigeria.
The Impact of Corporate Governance on the Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Evidence from Nigeria, is actually a doctoral thesis report submitted and defended by the author in 2013 at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria. The study focused on the influence of corporate governance mechanisms and corporate attributes on the timeliness of financial reporting by a sample size of 219 quoted firms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange between 2009-2011 using annual and pooled data. Relevant diagnostic tests such as multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, Ramsey mis-specification test and Granger Causality bi-directional relationship tests were conducted in order to eliminate all forms of spurious results. Amongst the findings is that all the firms studied exhibited gross delay in financial reporting; variables determining timeliness of financial reporting in Nigeria at the time of study were highlighted in the empirical work. Read the rest for more information.
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is the current Executive Governor of Gombe State, elected in the 26 April 2011 elections, under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1985 with a degree in Accounting. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Lagos in 1992 and a PhD in Accounting from Igbinedion University, Okada. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1985, and worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria from 1988 to 1999. He was then appointed Accountant General of Gombe State, holding this position until 2005. He was appointed Accountant – General of the Federation on 20 April 2005. He held this office until he resigned to start his campaign for election as Governor of Gombe State in January 2011.