Development and Validation of an Instrument to Investigate Utilisation of Research4Life Databases by Agricultural Scientists in Nigeria

Luke Osamudiamen Obasuyi & O. A. Okwilagwe

This study aimed to develop and validate Utilisation of Research4life Databases Instrument (URDI) to investigate the  factors that will improve utilisation of the databases in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes (ARIs). It also identified important factors appropriate for inclusion in URDI. The study answered two research questions and tested one hypothesis. The URDI consists of twenty two(22)factors identified in the literature and the researchers. Thirty (30) Faculty of Agriculture lecturers, University of Benin were used for items validation which was further tried out on the scientists in 13 ARIs. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data collected. Results revealed that all 22 factors were significant and appropriate for inclusion in URDI. The instrument was found to possess a high reliability of (α= 0.99) based on Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and content validity. This study makes available a new instrument for investigating utilisation of Research4Life databases. Based on this result, librarians and researchers in developing countries should use the URDI for investigating utilisation of Research4Life and similar databases.

Keywords  – Research4Life databases: Utilisation: Individual factors: Institutional factors: System factors: Research instrument.

DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.6.1.2020.1315           DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.6.1.2020.1315

 

Cite This Article As: Obasuyi, L.O.& Okwilagwe, O.A. (2020). Development and Validation of an Instrument to Investigate Utilisation of Research4Life Databases by Agricultural Scientists in Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 6(1),139-153. www.ijrls.in

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