ERIC Number: ED570284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Video Killed the Radio Star: Language Students' Use of Electronic Resources-Reading or Viewing?
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Language, Culture and Literature Workshop (2nd, Antalya, Turkey, Jun 8-10, 2016)
The current study aimed to investigate language students' use of print and electronic resources for their research papers required in research techniques class, focusing on which reading strategies they used while reading these resources. The participants of the study were 90 sophomore students enrolled in the research techniques class offered at a public university in Turkey. The data were collected through the participants' logs as a requirement of the class as well as the semi-structured interviews with the selected participants. The findings revealed that the participants were more interested in speed than deep understanding while reading for their research projects. The findings also indicated that the participants mostly benefited from scanning and skimming while reading electronic resources.
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Student Research, Information Sources, Reading Strategies, Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Transcripts (Written Records), Semi Structured Interviews, Cognitive Style, College Students, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey