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Topic: Development Economics
Microfinance, Microenterprises, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Entrepreneurship Development, women empowerment, Poverty, Vulnerability, Livelihood, Safety–Net, Sustainable Development, Green Human Resources Management (Green HRM), Green Economy, and Impact Assessment of Programme and Project.
|1.||Ph.D (Economic Development)||Universiti Sains Malaysia||2016|
Research Ethics Awareness: implication for Scholars
Developing a good research ethics is one of the avenues to ensure that a good research work is done so that the issue of bias can be reduced to the barest minimum and possibly eliminated. Also, a research work that follows standard ethical procedures will be robust and reliable. Maintaining ethical standard in research is as important as the result that will be generated or obtained from the research work as generalization about the population is often made from most research work. However, ethical standard in research is often ignored in research due to lack of awareness on the part of some researchers. This study used a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and interview on some 8scholars (8 Researchers) from some selected higher institutions within Lagos metropolis using stratified random sampling technique. For the interview, a total of 22 scholars were interviewed from the some selected higher institutions in Lagos State. The results from the data collected indicate that most of the participants that were interviewed were not aware about ethical standard in research and the negative implication of not adhering to the ethics of research on their research work. It is therefore recommended that more awareness should be carried out on the issue of ethics in research among scholars, especially in higher institutions; this can be achieved by organizing seminars, workshops, trainings. Also, students should be exposed to ethics in research at least from their secondary school so that the culture of research ethics can be imbibed when they get to higher institutions.
OLATEJU ADIJAT is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics
OLATEJU has a Ph.D in Economic Development from Universiti Sains Malaysia