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ERIC Number: EJ1031301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Examining Student Research Choices and Processes in a Disintermediated Searching Environment
Rempel, Hannah Gascho; Buck, Stefanie; Deitering, Anne-Marie
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v13 n4 p363-384 Oct 2013
Students today perform research in a disintermediated environment, which often allows them to struggle directly with the process of selecting research tools and choosing scholarly sources. The authors conducted a qualitative study with twenty students, using structured observations to ascertain the processes students use to select databases and choose sources for a typical undergraduate research assignment outside of the classroom. Based on these observations, the authors developed three personas depicting different approaches to the research process. The authors make recommendations for improving students' success in selecting research tools in a disintermediated environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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