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ERIC Number: EJ1152903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 24
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ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
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Improving Student Assessments of Elections: The Use of Information Literacy and a Course-Embedded Librarian
Booke, Paula; Wiebe, Todd J.
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v10 n2 p83-106 Jun 2017
The study of U.S. elections as a part of introductory political science courses has become an increasingly difficult endeavour as students encounter the ever-changing landscape of electoral politics. Instructors seeking to equip students with the skills needed to navigate this complex terrain may look for partnerships with library faculty and staff as a means of bridging the research gap faced by students in these courses. This article examines the efficacy of a course-embedded librarian and information literacy training as a means of increasing student research confdence and competence. The findings of our quasi-experiment suggest that students participating in a course with an embedded librarian, information literacy training and an assignment based on the training session reported higher levels of research confidence and demonstrated the use and understanding of selected information literacy skills and concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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