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Survey and analyses of computer software usage in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria

R.C Okoro


Use of computer in Nigeria has become a house hold phenomenon. Calabar metropolis is one of the areas where computers are used for many activities. This work is to find out the most used software and the type of jobs mostly done. A descriptive analysis using simple percentages revealed that word processing software is the most used software followed by graphics, database and accounting in a decreasing order respectively. A comparative examination of the use of the software in the two local government areas of Calabar metropolis shows that Calabar South has a standard deviation of 3.03 while Calabar Municipality has 3.64 indicating that word processing jobs are mostly done in Calabar Municipality than in Calabar South. An inferential analysis done by testing the hypothesis with chi-square at 5% significance level gave 190.94 which reveal that there is a significant difference in the use of computer software in Calabar Metropolis in relation to the job type.

Keywords: Computer, Software, Analyses, Usage and Chi-square.
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