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ERIC Number: EJ1066524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Writing Abstracts for MLIS Research Proposals Using Worked Examples: An Innovative Approach to Teaching the Elements of Research Design
Ondrusek, Anita L.; Thiele, Harold E.; Yang, Changwoo
College & Research Libraries, v75 n6 p822-841 Nov 2014
The authors examined abstracts written by graduate students for their research proposals as a requirement for a course in research methods in a distance learning MLIS program. The students learned under three instructional conditions that involved varying levels of access to worked examples created from abstracts representing research in the LIS field. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) detected significantly higher scores in areas related to fluency in describing the research design and the required elements of a research proposal in the groups with more exposure to worked examples, while the rhetorical skills necessary to compose a succinct abstract and to relate a proposal to implications in the field were not affected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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