Webometric Ranking and Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study of Bells University of Technology, Ota

Utulu, Samuel C. Webometric Ranking and Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study of Bells University of Technology, Ota., 2007 (Unpublished) [Report]


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The Case study research method was adopted to evaluate the possible chances of Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria, in Cybermetric Research Group’s webometric ranking. Observation, questionnaire and webometric analysis using Google Search Engine was adopted as methods of data collection. The sampled academics comprised those that had spent at least six months as academic staff of the University. Therefore, 30 academics comprised the sample population. Only 4 of them had disengaged while 26 are still in the services of the University. It was, however discovered that the University’s academic staff composition was made up of mostly young academic staff. It was also revealed that the University’s website domain name needs to be assessed and changed to suit the required domain name for universities. It was observed that the University’s Internet facilities were very reliable, and that research and publication activities in the University were encouraging. A good number of the respondents own PCs and Laptops and were also aware of the importance of the web to research, and as such make significant use of the web for their research and publications. The article concludes that the University possess high prospect of ranking top in webometric ranking in the future.

Item type: Report
Keywords: Webometric, Webometric and Nigerian Universities, Bells University of Technology-Use of the Web
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Samuel Utulu
Date deposited: 24 Mar 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/9128


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