ERIC Number: EJ1048212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Developing Professional Skills in STEM Students: Data Information Literacy
Zilinski, Lisa D.; Sapp Nelson, Megan; Van Epps, Amy S.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n77 Sum 2014
Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information quality. The data consumer training appeared within two courses to help students evaluate data objects, including databases and datasets available on the Internet. The application of the Data Credibility Checklist provides a foundation for developing data reuse competencies. Based upon the initial presentation of the content, it became obvious that students need very basic introductions to data concepts, including definitions for database and dataset, and the process of data object discovery.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Skill Development, Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Data, Information Skills, Electronic Libraries, Databases, Check Lists, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Research Skills, Competency Based Education, Case Studies, Communication Skills, Library Role, Library Services, Scientific and Technical Information
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A