Research

Research Focus and Efforts

The research focus for the department is social problems and quality of life.  The following research clusters are in place:

 

  • Research cluster on “The Determinants of Young People’s Attitude towards HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing in Nigerian Cities”. The team members include: Dr. P.A. Edewor (Team Leader), Dr. O. A. Adekeye, Mrs. T. O. George and Miss. E. A. Idowu.
  • Town and Gown Consultative Approach to Poverty Reduction in Ota (TAGCAPRIN) funded by Covenant University Centre for Research and Development (CUCERD).” The teammembers include: Dr.  K. O. Olayiwola,(Team Leader), Dr. N. A. Omoregbe, Dr. I.O. Ogunrinola, Dr. P.O. Alege,  Mrs. T. O. George, Mr. Evans Osabuohien, Mr.Moses Duruji, Mr. K.O. Adetiloye, Mr. Folarin Sheriff, Mr. Henry Okodua, Mr.Lanre Amodu, Mrs. Matthew and Miss Tope Adeoye.
  • Towards Effective Service Delivery ofNigeria’s Primary Education System: The Role of Non-State Actors. A collaborative research funded by Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya.Mrs. T.O. George, (Team Leader), Dr. K. O. Olayiwola, Mr. M. Adewole, and Mr.E. Osabuohien.
  • Sociology and Social Work in Nigeria:Characteristics, Collaborations and Differences.  The team members include: Prof. A. Ogundipe, Dr. P. A. Edewor and Mrs. M. I. Ozoya.

 

High Impact Journals in Sociology

2007 Ranking

1.       American Journal of Sociology

2.       American Sociological Review

3.       British Journal of Sociology

4        Annual Review of Sociology

5.       Global Networks

6.       Sociology of Health & Illness

7.       Journal of Marriage & Family

8.       Economy and Society

9        Social Networks

10.     Social Problems

 

High Impact Journals in Sociology

2003 – 2007 Ranking

1.       American Journal of Sociology

2.       American Sociological Review

3.       Annual Review of Sociology

4.       Sociological Rural

5.       Social Problems

6.       Sociology of Health and illness

7.       Journal of Marriage and Family

8.       Social Method and Research

9.       Social Forces

10.     Social Networks

 

High Impact Journals in Demography

2006 Ranking

1.       Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health

2.       Demography

3.       Population Bulletin

4.       Population and Development Review

5.       International Family Planning Perspectives

6.       Studies in Family Planning

7.       Population Studies

8.       European Journal of Population

9.       Population Research and Policy Review

10.     International Migration Review

 

High Impact Journals in Demography

2002 – 2003 Ranking

1.       Family Planning Perspective

2.       Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health

3.       Demography

4.       International Family Planning Perspectives

5.       Population and Development Review

6.       Studies in Family Planning

7.       European Journal of Population

8.       Population Studies

9.       International Migration Review

10.     Journal of Bio-social Science

 

High Impact Journals in Family Studies

2003 Ranking

1.       Family Planning Perspectives

2.       International Family Planning Perspectives

3.       Journal of Research on Adolescence

4.       Journal of Marriage and Family

5.       Journal of Family Psychology

6.       Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health

7.       Future of Children

8.       Journal of Sexual and Marital Therapy

9.       Journal of Early Adolescence

10.     Studies in Family Planning

 

High Impact Journals in Criminology and Penology

2008 Ranking

I.       Criminology

2.       Crime and Delinquency

3.       Criminal Justice and Behaviour

4.       Sexual Abuse

5.       Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

6.       British Journal of Criminology

7.       Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

8.       Journal of Quantitative Criminology

9.       Punishment and Society

10      Journal of Interpersonal Violence

 

High Impact Journals in Anthropology

2007 Ranking

1.       Journal of Human Evolution

2.       Evolutionary Anthropology

3.       American Journal of Physical Anthropology

4.       Social Networks

5.       Current Anthropology

6.       American Journal of Human Biology

7.       American Antiquity

8.       Cultural Anthropology

9.       Journal of Archaeological Science

10.     Annual Review of Anthropology

 

Faculty members in the department are encouraged to publish at least one article in one of the above listed journals in the current session.