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ERIC Number: EJ846401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Developing Information Fluency in Introductory Biology Students in the Context of an Investigative Laboratory
Lindquester, Gary J.; Burks, Romi L.; Jaslow, Carolyn R.
Cell Biology Education, v4 n1 p58-96 Spr 2005
Students of biology must learn the scientific method for generating information in the field. Concurrently, they should learn how information is reported and accessed. We developed a progressive set of exercises for the undergraduate introductory biology laboratory that combine these objectives. Pre- and postassessments of approximately 100 students suggest that increases occurred, some statistically significant, in the number of students using various library-related resources, in the numbers and confidence level of students using various technologies, and in the numbers and confidence levels of students involved in various activities related to the scientific method. Following this course, students should be better prepared for more advanced and independent study. (Contains 5 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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