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How COVID-19 has affected research productivity in Africa: Lessons for the Future

Adekola, Olalekan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9747-0583, Namawejje, Hellen, Oguguah, Ngozi, Onyegbulam, Lilian, Nweze, Victor, Abasilim, Angela, Ikegwu, Onyekachi and Mulema, Anne (2022) How COVID-19 has affected research productivity in Africa: Lessons for the Future. African Geographical Review, 42 (4). pp. 431-446.

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic has differentially affected the productivity of researchers from different backgrounds and showcase the factors that are responsible for these inequalities. Data for this study were collected using an electronic questionnaire via Qualtrics, distributed to researchers across Africa. Three hundred and eleven Participants completed the questionnaire in August/September 2020. Our results show that although overall time spent working during COVID-19 has increased, this has not translated into enhanced levels of productivity. Researchers are spending about 22 hours per week extra working than before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Male researchers were able to spend more time on publications, patents, and consulting activities than their female counterparts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in African Geographical Review on 16/05/2022 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19376812.2022.2063142"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2022.2063142
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/6275

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