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The influence of information technology access on agricultural research in Nigeria

Samuel Wodi Jimba (Samuel Wodi Jimba is at the J.D. Gomwalk Library, College of Education, Akwanga, Nigeria.)
Morayo Ibironke Atinmo (Morayo Ibironke Atinmo is at the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Examines the relationship between accessibility to information technology and research publications among users of agricultural libraries in Nigeria. A self‐constructed questionnaire, which had a reliability coefficient of 0.90, was used to collect data. A total of 150 questionnaires were distributed and a response rate of 78.7 per cent was obtained. Data were analyzed using the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and the student t‐test. Results showed that there was no significant association between accessibility and research publications. The finding is discussed in the context of information technology benefits in developing countries generally. Suggestions are proffered on how to improve the benefits of IT access.



Wodi Jimba, S. and Ibironke Atinmo, M. (2000), "The influence of information technology access on agricultural research in Nigeria", Internet Research, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 63-71.




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