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Searching reference databases : what students experience and what teachers believe that students experience

Avdic, Anders, 1950- (författare)
Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet
Eklund, Anders, 1950- (författare)
Örebro universitet, Örebro universitetsbibliotek
Örebro universitet Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet. (creator_code:org_t)
Örebro universitet Universitetsbiblioteket. (creator_code:org_t)
2010
Engelska.
Ingår i: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. - London : Sage. - 0961-0006. ; 42:4, s. 224-235
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  • The Internet has made it possible for students to access a vast amount of high quality references when writing papers. Yet research has shown that the use of reference databases is poor and the quality of student papers is consequently often below expectation. The objective of this paper is twofold. First, it aims to describe the problems students experience when they search information using a university reference database. Second it aims to compare the perspective of students on the problems with that of their teachers. As basis for the study we have used the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model. A web-based survey was carried out. A total of 150 students at Örebro University in Sweden participated in the survey. The results have been analysed by comparison of median values. Results show that students experience problems mostly in the category of efforts expectancy. Differences between the two groups are most significant in the category of effort expectancy and students’ patience in searching. Teachers are more pessimistic about students’ capacity in information searching than the students themselves.

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NATURVETENSKAP  -- Data- och informationsvetenskap -- Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik (hsv//swe)
NATURAL SCIENCES  -- Computer and Information Science -- Information Systems (hsv//eng)
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP  -- Annan samhällsvetenskap -- Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap (hsv//swe)
SOCIAL SCIENCES  -- Other Social Sciences -- Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified (hsv//eng)

Nyckelord

SOCIAL SCIENCES Statistics, computer and systems science Informatics, computer and systems science Informatics
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Statistik, data- och systemvetenskap Informatik, data- och systemvetenskap Informatik
information literacy; reference databases; students’ experience; technology acceptance; UTAUT-model; Library and information science
Informatik
Informatics
Information literacy
reference databases
students’ experience
technology acceptance
UTAUT-model
Library and information science

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