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ERIC Number: EJ763684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-3310
Understanding Student Article Retrieval Behaviors: Instructional Implications
Cook-Cottone, Catherine P.; Dutt-Doner, Karen; Schoen, David
Research Strategies, v20 n4 p379-388 2005
This study evaluates the use of full-text databases amongst 425 undergraduate and graduate students in western New York. A review of literature implicated convenience, time issues, article retrieval option knowledge, and the appreciation and understanding of research article quality as potential predictors of full-text reliance. These variables were then evaluated via survey response and frequency counts, by conducting correlations, a one-way ANOVA, and stepwise regression analyses. The findings suggested that convenience, appreciation and understanding of research quality, and time management issues played a significant role in the prediction of student full-text reliance. These findings as well as the relationships among independent variables are discussed. Implications for instruction are then addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York