CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS, AND PROSPECTS OF COLLECTING DATA OFFLINE AND ONLINE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
Abstract:This study examined literature related to the offline and online collection of data by scholars in Nigerian universities. Content analysis was used to identify and extract relevant literature that answers the research questions on offline and online data collection from 23 articles in the field of social sciences. Findings revealed that the scholars collected data offline in physical formats and through electronic databases. They also collected data through online databases, email, web resources, and internet services. The study concluded that scholars in Nigerian universities collected data offline and online. It recommends that university libraries should keep analytical accounts of the collection of data online and offline. It also recommends the use of electronic databases available offline in university libraries.