Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 29 April 2019

Awareness and Usage of Data Triangulation among University Students in Rivers State, Nigeria

Amatari Veronica Odiri

Niger Delta University

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.02.62

Pages: 299-304

Keywords: Data Triangulation, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Usage, Knowledge

Abstract

The primary objective of the study is to examine the level of awareness and usage of data triangulation among under and post graduates in the tertiary institution. A descriptive survey was adopted and data collected from a sample of 114 selected randomly. A self-developed and validated instrument was used to collect data. Data collected were analysed with simple descriptive statistics. Findings show that although 40% of the students reported that they had knowledge of data triangulation, this is at the shallow level as 72% of the students have no in-depth knowledge of the concept. Only 23% of the students had applied data triangulation in a previous study. In order to correct this deficit, it is recommended that students should be exposed to learning experiences that is a blend between quantitative and qualitative research in order to enhance the student's skills and usage of triangulation of data.

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