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Rader, Tamara; Mann, Mala; Stansfield, Claire; Cooper, Chris; Sampson, Margaret – Research Synthesis Methods, 2014
Introduction: As standardized reporting requirements for systematic reviews are being adopted more widely, review authors are under greater pressure to accurately record their search process. With careful planning, documentation to fulfill the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses requirements can become a valuable…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Information Retrieval, Meta Analysis, Librarians
McMullin, Shelly Lynne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory, mixed-methods study investigated the relationship between information literacy and critical thinking. The research question guiding the first portion of the study was: How do information literacy and critical thinking relate in undergraduate students conducting academic research? Using two standardized assessments, the study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Ha¨rtinger, Stefan; Clarke, Nigel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Developing skills for searching the patent literature is an essential element of chemical information literacy programs at the university level. The present article creates awareness of patents as a rich source of chemical information. Patent classification is introduced as a key-component in comprehensive search strategies. The free Espacenet…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Intellectual Property, Classification
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Garrison, Kasey L.; FitzGerald, Lee; Sheerman, Alinda – School Library Research, 2018
Guided Inquiry (GI) is an emerging pedagogy based on the Information Search Process (ISP), a research-based information-literacy model identified by Carol C. Kuhlthau (1985, 1988a, 1988b, 1988c, 1989b) and operationalized by the Guided Inquiry Design (GID) process (Kuhlthau, Maniotes, and Caspari 2007, 2012, 2015). This study investigated…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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Hong, Jung Eun; Jo, Injeong – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2017
Offering up-to-date information and diverse perspectives on issues, online information can be a valuable resource that supplements traditional course materials like textbooks. In this paper, the source types that students' use for a course assignment and the criteria they apply to determine usefulness of the online information are examined.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Sources, Information Seeking, Internet
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Assouline, Susan G.; Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ann – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
The Talent Search model, founded at Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Julian C. Stanley, is fundamentally an above-level testing program. This simplistic description belies the enduring impact that the Talent Search model has had on the lives of hundreds of thousands of gifted students as well as their parents and teachers. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Talent
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Tseng, Winger Sei-Wo – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
Two experiments are present to examine the hypothesis that the ambiguity inherent within concept sketches can assist reasoning between different modes of representation, and engage translation from descriptions to depictions. The unstructured, ambiguous figures used as design cues in the experiments were classified as being at high, moderate, and…
Descriptors: Design, Freehand Drawing, Cues, Furniture
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Räty, Lauri M. O.; Kontu, Elina K.; Pirttimaa, Raija A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to produce an overview of topics and practical recommendations that have been presented for teaching for students with intellectual disabilities in educational research articles published from 2000 to 2013. The sample of peer-reviewed research articles considering this topic was selected using a database…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Intellectual Disability, Educational Research, Journal Articles
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Johnson, Frances; Sbaffi, Laura; Rowley, Jennifer – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This study contributes to an understanding of the role of experience in the evaluation phase of the information search process. A questionnaire-based survey collected data from 1st and 3rd-year undergraduate students regarding the factors that influence their judgment of the trustworthiness of online health information. Exploratory and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Sources, Health, Student Attitudes
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Rutter, Sophie; Ford, Nigel; Clough, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper investigates techniques used by children in year 4 (age eight to nine) of a UK primary school to reformulate their queries, and how they use information retrieval systems to support query reformulation. Method: An in-depth study analysing the interactions of twelve children carrying out search tasks in a primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Young Children, Search Strategies
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Raish, Victoria; Behler, Anne – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Library orientations are a very common learning experience for residential and online students. These all have similar goals of introducing students to the library and helping them feel more comfortable in navigating the library. The Library Connection is a unique type of library orientation that provides meaningful feedback to students in a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Library Services, Online Courses
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Chang, Ting-Wen; Kinshuk; Chen, Nian-Shing; Yu, Pao-Ta – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigates the effects of successive and simultaneous information presentation methods on learner's visual search ability and working memory load for different information densities. Since the processing of information in the brain depends on the capacity of visual short-term memory (VSTM), the limited information processing capacity…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Information Processing, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Harada, Violet H. – School Library Research, 2016
This paper reports on a professional development initiative that targeted teams of teachers and librarians working with high school students on strengthening an inquiry approach to capstone projects. While much has been written about student-focused models for information search and use, little has been reported on how training for the…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Professional Development, Librarians, Secondary School Teachers
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Su, Yu-Sheng; Huang, Chester S. J. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
MOOCs social media has appealed to most instructors and learners like strong magnets by using ubiquitous handheld devices to share and discuss films, pictures, and messages. Through the social platform, users can share, track, and search for the information of their specific interests. Thus, they can make interactive discussions as well as social…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pena Correa, Ernesto – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Knowledgebase and information management systems have existed for many years within academics and professional organizations. These technologies have greater importance within academic's programs due to the need and responsibility of creating and transferring knowledge and reliable information to their communities. In today's global, digital, and…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Electronic Learning
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