ERIC Number: ED310787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
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The Information Search Process of High, Middle, and Low Achieving High School Seniors.
Kuhlthau, Carol C.
Traditionally, library instruction has been based on the sources in the library and not on the process of seeking information. A new approach to library skills may be needed to enable students to become effective information users. This study investigated the information search process of 140 high school seniors in six high schools. Subjects were identified as high, middle, and low achievers from homogeneously grouped English classes. Findings verify a six-stage model of thoughts, actions, and feelings in the information search process. There was a significant change in students' thoughts, actions, feelings, and confidence during an information search which correlated with the teachers' assessment of focus in the students' papers and grades on the papers. Five tables are appended. (11 references) (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Research Council.
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