ERIC Number: EJ1064898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
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Citation Analysis as a Tool to Measure the Impact of Individual Research Consultations
Reinsfelder, Thomas L.
College & Research Libraries, v73 n3 p263-277 May 2012
This study sought to determine the degree to which individual research consultations with a librarian can improve the work of undergraduate students. Citation analysis was used to evaluate the quality of sources selected on draft papers before meeting with a librarian and on final papers after meeting with a librarian. The rating scale presented here offers guidelines for measuring the quality of sources used by students. Findings of this research begin to provide some quantitative evidence demonstrating the positive impact of individual research consultations.
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Library Services, Librarians, Helping Relationship, Notetaking, Pretests Posttests, Information Sources, Rating Scales, Educational Quality, Guidelines, Statistical Analysis, Consultants, Student Research, Academic Libraries, Evaluation Criteria, Interrater Reliability, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Correlation, Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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