Research productivity at the University of Zambia School of Education: a retrospective assessment
Daka, Kaoma Lamba
Chisunka-Mwila, Chitundu P.
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The study provides a picture of the University of Zambia School of Education faculty's research output to commemorate the University of Zambia's 50"^ Anniversary. The study aimed at investigating (a) the research output of the academic staff; (b) the types of literature mainly published the faculty and (c) authorship patterns and research collaboration patterns. The study confined its scope to the publications produced between 1966 and 2015 by the School of Education, published in Zambia as well as abroad. Bibliomctric techniques and regression analysis were employed as the measuring instruments. The data was collected from various sources including Google Scholar, annual reports, University of Zambia Library catalogues, personal resumes, and local bibliographies. The results indicates that (a) School of Education scholars prefer to publish in journals (511,48.9%), books and conference papers (474,45.4%); (b) the publication distribution fluctuated over the 50 year period but the moving average depicted a steady incremental trend; (c) a total of506 authors contributed to 1,045 publications whilst 309 are one-time authors. Keywords: Research productivity; bibliometrics; scholarly communication; authorship pattern; collaboration coefficient; University of Zambia
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