Dataset on the production, dissemination and uptake of social science research in Nigeria

Date

2021-03-03

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Elsevier

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

This dataset presents data collected from three surveys, each among researchers, research administrators and policymakers across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The data were collected from 513 researchers, 118 research administrators and 60 policymakers drawn from randomly selected organizations that are implicated in Social Science Research (SSR) in Nigeria, which include: 53 universities; 5 research institutes; 17 government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and donors; 9 private consultancies; 26 civil society organisations, private consultancies; and 7 Houses of Assembly. The surveys assessed several factors that impart the production, dissemination and uptake of social science research (SSR) in Nigeria, including research personnel, funding, infrastructure, mentoring, communication practices and products, policy-friendliness, among many others. The data are important in understanding the status of SSR and its potential to influence sustainable development in a typical developing country like Nigeria. The usefulness of the data is many folds as every stakeholder in the research-policy-development nexus is implicated. Ultimately, the data is useful in characterizing SSR system and formulating policies to boost its status and potential.

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open access article

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Social science research, Research production, Research dissemination, Research uptake, Development, Nigeria

Citation

Egbetokun, A. and Olofinyehun, A. (2021) Dataset on the production, dissemination and uptake of social science research in Nigeria. Data in Brief, 35, 106932

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Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)