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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Recent Observations on Rural Geographic Research in Nigeria

R.O. Yusuf and J.A. Ukoje
Corresponding Author:  Rafiu Olalekan Yusuf 

Key words:  Environment, field work, health deprivation, rural geography research, technical and human development, urban system,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 76-81
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 November, 26 2009 December., 26 2010 April, 20

Rural areas are identified based on diverse criteria including low population concentration, scattered settlement pattern, predominance of primary production, few basic/social infrastructure among others. Traditionally, researches and fieldworks in these multidimensional aspects of rural conditions are relatively scanty with the notable exception of agriculture which incidentally is a component of rural production. In fact, agriculture in some circle is erroneously taking as being synonymous with rural areas. Though it is not intended to argue that agriculture has lost relevance in Nigerian rural research, this research makes effort to draw attention of rural geographers to other neglected but equally important emerging aspects of rural investigation. It further discusses general methodology for rural empirical studies and concludes by identifying some principles (or precepts) to be considered for successful, rewarding and less frustrating efforts in rural researches.
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R.O. Yusuf and J.A. Ukoje, 2010. Recent Observations on Rural Geographic Research in Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 2(2): Page No: 76-81.
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