The Osun State University (UNIOSUN), in partnership with the Association of African Universities (AAU), has initiated a research model on how African universities can use ‘stata’ to do analysis on reproduction of research.
According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the initiative was discussed at the second research/training workshop tagged “Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata”, which was held at MicCom Golf and Hotel, Ada, Osun state.
Samuel Nyarko Agyapong, Project Officer for AAU, while speaking at the initiative event, said the workshop was aimed at training the next generation of African researchers on data analysis tools and practices to enhance the transparency, reproducibility and openness of research.
Agyapong explained that the focus of the workshop was to make participants gain basic understanding and skills in analyzing research data in a reproducible manner.
In his remarks, Prof. Labode Popoola, Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN said the most pressing problem facing the world today is the increasing complex approach to research, adding that some of the factors responsible for lack of global recognition for African research are low research quality, lack of appreciation of data manipulation, among others.
“I believe this workshop is poised to address some of these important research challenges for improved research quality, integrity and output on the African continent.
“Osun State University is committed to high quality research and we are glad to work with the Association of African Universities in relevant capacity building,” the VC stated.