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Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science

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Investigating major subject research areas of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Journals in Ghana

P. S. Osei-Kofi, L. M. Aboagye, S. Bekoe, L. P. Dzandu

Abstract


Journals are important source of relevant and quality information. They provide current source of up-to-date information to facilitate research, teaching, learning and knowledge dissemination. The objective of the study is to investigate the major subject research areas covered by the articles of the five journals in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The study was undertaken in the CSIR of Ghana in which a major device for data collection was quantitative content analysis. This mode of data collection was determined after its validity and reliability among 1,430 journal articles from four CSIR Institutes was proven. Data collected were analysed using tables and graphs to group major publications. Results from the research indicated that cereal and legumes recorded the highest (318) disciplines in all the five journals in the CSIR.




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