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ERIC Number: EJ1006652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Measuring the Disparities between Biology Undergraduates' Perceptions and Their Actual Knowledge of Scientific Literature with Clickers
Bandyopadhyay, Aditi
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v39 n2 p194-201 Mar 2013
This article demonstrates an innovative method used to determine the need for information literacy among science undergraduate students at Adelphi University. Using clickers technology, this study measured the disconnect between biology undergraduates' perceived and actual knowledge of scientific literature. The quantitative data collected in the clickers sessions clearly show the deficiency of knowledge about the structures and contents of various types of articles published in scientific literature that exists in biology undergraduates. This study reinforces the importance of incorporating information literacy into training and learning processes for science majors. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York