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ERIC Number: EJ872324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Identifying Predictors of Achievement in the Newly Defined Information Literacy: A Neural Network Analysis
Sexton, Randall; Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W.
College Student Journal, v43 n4 p1084-1093 Dec 2009
Information Literacy is a concept that evolved as a result of efforts to move technology-based instructional and research efforts beyond the concepts previously associated with "computer literacy." While computer literacy was largely a topic devoted to knowledge of hardware and software, information literacy is concerned with students' abilities to construct/collect and analyze information for effective decision making. This study was designed to assess the information literacy achievement levels of college students and to identify variables associated with positive student achievement. Predictors of achievement on a standardized test of information literacy were identified, using a standardized instrument to capture student information literacy scores, and a Neural Network (NN) statistical analysis. Successful predictors included ACT scores, undergraduate major, number of classes, number of tasks completed, high school grade point average, ethnicity and work status. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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