The Effect of Physics in the Development of Indigenous Technology in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria
This study was an attempt to determine empirically the effect of physics in the development of indigenous technology (production of local talking drum and canoe) in Akwa Ibom State. A total of 70 indigenous technologists (40 canoe makers and 30 talking drum makers) from Ikot Abasi, Essien Udim and Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State randomly selected formed the sample for the study. One researcher-made instrument, Physics and Indigenous Technology Questionnaire (PITO) was used in gathering the data for the study. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was 0.86. Three hypotheses were stated to guide the investigation. The data generated in the study were analyzed using t-test at .05 significant level. The findings of the study showed that there is a significant effect of physics in the development of indigenous technology. Findings further revealed that Physics has a significant influence in the making of local talking drums and canoe.
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