Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (GJAHSS)

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The Challenge of Funding on the Quality of Research in Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the challenge of finance in the quality of research among students of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. To achieve the objective of this study, three research questions and hypotheses were raised. The study adopted a descriptive research design with a sample size of 120 students based on availability. The data collected from the administration of the questionnaire was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The research questions were answered using simple percentages while multiple regression was used to test the hypotheses in SPSS 25 at a significant level of 0.05.  The finding of the study revealed that there is a significant financial constraint on the quality of research among students of Delta State University Abraka. There is a significant effect of finance on the quality of research among the students and there is a significant source of fundraising for quality research among students of Delta State University Abraka. It was concluded that finance is the major challenge researchers encounter especially for final-year students who write projects as a requirement for high school, college, and university graduate degrees. It was recommended among others that the government and stakeholders should support final-year students with grants to help them in carrying out the research work.


Keywords: Challenge, Finance, Quality Research, Research, meta-research, researcher

Constructivism Philosophical Paradigm: Implication for Research, Teaching and Learning (Published)

The constructivism philosophical paradigm is an efficient tool that can yield many benefits when implemented in the carrying out of research in diverse field of study as well as in undertaking teaching and learning activities at any educational level. There was the need to adopt the qualitative research’s powerful tool thus, document analysis to present a literature review on the subject to enlighten researchers and teachers of the great imports, rich and useful information that they can glean from this vibrant paradigm of philosophy. The paper projects, how researchers can be coached with this philosophical paradigm in their selection of research design, instrumentation, theoretical framework and data analysis procedures. It recommends viable instructional strategies that teachers can employ for instructing learners in the constructivist approach. The paper contends strongly that the constructivism philosophical paradigm provides a firm foundation for researches, especially in humanities, education and other behavioral researches while maximizing students’ learning outcomes when employed in teaching and learning activities.

Keywords: Constructivism, Education, Instructional Strategies, Philosophy, Research

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