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Author Productivity and Collaboration Among Academic Scientists in Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

M Aliyu

Abstract


A lot of researches on author productivity and collaboration were carried out in different fields. Many of the researches established that productive, active and prolific authors are also highly collaborative. This study determines whether the most productive author among the academic scientists in Modibbo Adama University of technology, Yola, for the period 2001 – 2010 is also the most collaborative. The study used the weighted-average method to determine the extent of author collaboration. Spearman rank correlation coefficient was used to determine the correlation between productivity and collaboration among the subjects of the study. The study reveals that there
is high degree of collaboration among the scientists and that the productive authors correlated positively with the collaborative authors.



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