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ERIC Number: EJ944317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
How Prepared are Students for Postgraduate Study? A Comparison of the Information Literacy Skills of Commencing Undergraduate and Postgraduate Information Studies Students at Curtin University
Conway, Kate
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v42 n2 p121-135 Jun 2011
This paper describes a study comparing the information literacy skills of commencing undergraduate and postgraduate Information Studies students at Curtin University. The study was conducted by means of an online multiple choice survey, which students completed during the first few weeks of their course. The results show that a number of both undergraduates and postgraduates have problems with basic information literacy skills, particularly those related to the use of traditional library tools, such as library catalogues. The study found that the only factors associated with differences in performance were postgraduate and undergraduate status (the primary variable examined), age, and previous work experience. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia