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Graduate Students' Perception and Utilization of Research Commons (RCs) in the University of Ghana Central Library (Balme Library), Legon

Daniel Opoku

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The paper mainly focused on graduate research students' needs and expectations in terms of use of facilities and services of a Research Commons (RCs) at the University of Ghana, Legon. The study used survey research design. Data collection methods used was a convenient sampling to select a sample size of 200 out of 1,460 registered graduate student patrons of the RCs. In all, 190 completed questionnaires were retrieved, giving a response rate of 95%. The study shows that, on the whole, the RCs established barely six months ago is a great success and is putting the library back at the centre of graduate learning and research at the University of Ghana