Perceived Influence of Utilization of Evidence from Educational Research and Evaluation on National Transformation

Dr Vincent Obowu-Adutchay


The study employed a survey research design and was guided by two research questions. Population of the study was made up of male and female staff of one federal university secondary school and one state owned university secondary school. A sample of four hundred (400) respondents was drawn using Taro Yamene approach. The researcher developed a self-structured questionnaire titled Educational Research and Evaluation for National Transformation Questionnaire (ERENTQ) for data gathering. The instrument was validated by three experts in Measurement and Evaluation from the Department of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The reliability of the instrument was 0.81 determined by test-retest method. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions. The findings indicated that educational research and evaluation are perceived as having influence on national transformation. It was recommended that the government should increase the funding of this sector by devoting a minimum of 30% of its annual budget on the training and professional development of researchers through in-service training, seminars, conferences, workshops on ICT programmes and provisions of infrastructural facilities.

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