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.